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"One of the coolest snipers in the world": we entered 20 Alpha to Ukraine and they didn't know what to do with us

 

It is worth mentioning that after weeks of social media preoccupation with the news of the killing of the sniper, the denial came via "Twitter" by Ukrainian Foreign Affairs.  In a tweet attached to the Canadian sniper, the ministry said, without giving his full name, that "Wally is one of the world's coolest snipers. Now he is fighting for Ukraine. "  Whaley also told Canadian broadcaster CBC News that he "returned to a safe location in Ukraine after a week spent fighting Russian troops on the front lines in the Kiev region.  This is not the first time that Wally has offered assistance with his combat skills, joining years ago Kurdish forces that fought ISIL in northern Iraq.  Wally also served two periods in Afghanistan as a sniper with the Canadian Armed Forces in 2009 and 2011.




"One of the coolest snipers in the world": we entered 20 Alpha to Ukraine and they didn't know what to do with us


Two months after meeting the invitation of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Canadian sniper Wally returned home after surviving death "several times" in Ukraine.


The Canadian website "Labrice" reported that most foreign fighters who went to Ukraine like him were bitterly disappointed, drowning in the fog of war without being on the front lines once.


"I'm lucky to be still alive," the former soldier of the Royal 22nd Regiment said during a press interview at his home in the Greater Montreal area.



Whaley noted that his last mission was in the Donbass area within a Ukrainian unit that supported recruited soldiers, saying: "Early in the morning, when I took a position near a trench exhibiting Russian tank fire, two recruits came out of their blankets to smoke a cigarette. I told them not to expose themselves like this, but they didn't listen to me. A "very precise" missile then exploded from a Russian tank next to them. The scene is awful. It exploded hard. I saw the fragment pass like a laser. I couldn't hear anything. I immediately got a headache. It was really violent ".


  1. The Canadian newspaper reported that, after spending two months in Ukraine
  2.  the sniper made a "somewhat disappointing" assessment of the deployment of volunteer Western fighters
  3.  which began in early March following an invitation from Zelensky.


According to various estimates, the number of volunteers attending exceeded 20,000, so much so that the Ukrainian Government had to establish the International Regional Defence Corps in Ukraine expeditiously on 6 March, but for most of the volunteers appearing at the border it was difficult to join a military contingent.


Wally said: "Zelensky appealed to everyone, but the officers on the field were completely helpless. They didn't know what to do with us ".


  • "Many volunteer fighters expect it to be ready, but war is the opposite, it's a terrible disappointment," Wally explained.
  • The Canadian newspaper confirmed that the majority of them had decided to return home, as Whaley explained: "Many arrive in Ukraine with a swollen bust
  •  but leave the tails of disappointment between their legs."


The Canadian newspaper noted that the former sniper did not exclude the idea of returning to Ukraine despite everything.


It is worth mentioning that after weeks of social media preoccupation with the news of the killing of the sniper, the denial came via "Twitter" by Ukrainian Foreign Affairs.


  • In a tweet attached to the Canadian sniper, the ministry said, without giving his full name, that "Wally is one of the world's coolest snipers. Now he is fighting for Ukraine. "
  • Whaley also told Canadian broadcaster CBC News that he "returned to a safe location in Ukraine after a week spent fighting Russian troops on the front lines in the Kiev region.
  • This is not the first time that Wally has offered assistance with his combat skills, joining years ago Kurdish forces that fought ISIL in northern Iraq.


Wally also served two periods in Afghanistan as a sniper with the Canadian Armed Forces in 2009 and 2011.