Ukrainian War: A Norwegian politician fights against Putin’s troops

Until last year, Sandra Andersen Eira (35) was still a member of the Sami indigenous parliament in Norway and a member of the economic and cultural committee. now she fights in Ukraine against the troops of the ruler of the Kremlin Vladimir Putin (69).

Just a week after the Russian invasion, Eira joined the Ukrainian Foreign Legion, Nexta reported, and has been at the front ever since.

“It took 24 hours from the thought that came to mind until I contacted the embassy and was on Ukrainian soil,” Eira told Norwegian intelligence.abc news“. At first, she only informed her sister, brother, and a few of her closest friends in the United States of her intention to leave her homeland and go to war.

The rest of her family only found out about her mission after an interview in which Eira’s name was accidentally mentioned. But she says, “No one is surprised. And everyone who knows me understands why I’m here.


She does not yet know how long Sandra Andersen Eira (35) will stay in Ukraine.  She shares her impressions of her life during the war on social networksFoto: Sandra Andersen Eira/facebook

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She does not yet know how long Sandra Andersen Eira (35) will stay in Ukraine. She shares her impressions of her life during the war on social networksPhoto: Sandra Andersen Eira/facebook

And even if she is never allowed to say exactly where she is for security reasons, Eira shares on social networks impressions of her daily life in the war.

Even before going to war, danger was part of her daily life: Eira works as a fisherman and captain of a fishing boat – according to Norwegian research organization Sintef, the most dangerous job you can have in Norway, writes “abc nyheter”.

“If I had been afraid of dying, I would never have worked at sea,” says Eira. However, war is something completely different.

And while she’s not afraid of rockets, explosions, or even her own death – Eira is afraid of one thing: to process what she’s been through. “The only thing I’m afraid of is going home,” she says. “Because then the hard fight begins.”

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