Top Canadian sniper heads to Ukraine to fight Russia

The former elite Canadian military sniper has extensive combat experience with previous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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As Ukrainian families fled their war-torn country across the Polish border, a Canadian sniper took the opposite route and entered Ukraine In the dark of night.

I want to help you. It’s as simple as that,” said the soldier, who only identified himself by the nickname “Wali”. in a recent interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

“I have to help because there are people here who get bombed just because they want to be European. and not Russian.

The former member of the Royal Canadian Regiment said it was a surreal experience, and it comes from someone who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and joined Kurdish fighters several years ago to fight ISIS.

Wali said Ukrainians welcomed him with open arms when he came to fight.

“They were so happy to have us,” Wali said. “It’s like we were friends right away.

“A week ago I was still planning things,” he said. “Now I am preparing anti-tank missiles in a warehouse to kill real people. That’s my reality right now.”

‘Wali’ admitted he had a regular programming job before joining Ukraine’s fight against Russia.

The former elite Canadian military sniper has extensive combat experience with previous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Canadian said he will miss the first birthday of his son, who is back home with the rest of his young family.

The CBC said it spoke to half a dozen Canadians who also joined the fight.

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