As Russia continues to bomb civilian areas across Ukraine, groups and individuals from around the globe are rushing towards the sound of gunfire to help. They will serve in a newly created “International Legion.”

One such person is a forty-year-old French-Canadian computer scientist known by the nom de guerre of “Wali.”

** One of the world’s deadliest snipers has put his life on hold and volunteered his skills to help the people of Ukraine.

“Wali” can be interpreted from the Arabic word وَلِيّ to mean “protector.”

As a member of the revered Royal Canadian 22e Régiment, he was deployed twice to Afghanistan between 2009 and 2011.

Answering the Call for Help

Ukrainian President Zelensky has previously announced that warriors from around the world willing to join in the fight would be welcome.

He said: