Today, we feature a Polish volunteer who fought against Russia in Ukraine.

Janusz “Kozak” Szeremeta died in December of 2022 fighting for Ukraine as a member of the International Legion.  We’ve learned from Polish sources that he had no military experience before leaving his Polish home for the war in Ukraine just days after the Russian invasion.

In the course of his time in Ukraine, he left several Instagram posts. You can access them here.

When his friends were asked why Szermeta, a man with no military training, would volunteer to fight for a neighboring country, they replied,

“He was a man of action, not of talk; it gave him great joy to help others.”