Owner gives up his small-town newspaper to fight in Ukraine
Share this @internewscast.com

NICOLLET COUNTY, Minn. () — The publisher of a small newspaper in Minnesota said he gave away his paper so he could join Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russia.

Lee Zion, owner of the Lafayette Nicollet Ledger in Nicollet County, is a Navy veteran and former publisher of the Ledger. He said he was inspired to join the Ukrainians after seeing the images coming out of Eastern Europe.

“I saw those images and I heard the lies,” said Zion. “I just couldn’t stand it; couldn’t stand sitting at my desk typing anymore.”

As to what exactly he plans to do once he arrives there, he said that’s up to them.

“I applied to the Territorial Defence Force,” he said. “They requested a photocopy of my passport. I filled out the questionnaire, I submitted to a bunch of questions. And just this week I was finally accepted.”

Zion said his last day in the U.S. will be either July 24 or 25.

Watch the full interview with Zion in the player above.

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

House set to take up Inflation Reduction Act

() — The House is set to debate and vote on the…

Questioning FBI integrity is bad for law enforcement

() —  Tuesday night on Fox News, Jesse Watters took opinion programming…

Incredible video shows 150-acre FIRE TORNADO burning outside Los Angeles

Incredible video shows FIRE TORNADO outside Los Angeles: Over 200 firefighters are…

‘Daddy Killed Me,’ Toddler Girl Shot 5 Times Tells Cops Before She Dies – Crime Online

An Indiana man was sentenced on Friday to 120 years in prison…

Teen Dies After Being Caught in Wood Chipper

A 17-year-old died after getting caught in a wood chipper Tuesday in…

Title IX attorney: ETSU athletic director should have prevented players’ dismissals | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — East Tennessee State University acted appropriately in…

Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A major economic bill headed to the president…

Brother pays tribute to dog walker, 34, mauled to death by ‘XL Bully’ as man, 20, is arrested

The brother of a dog walker who was mauled to death by…