Ken Rhee, a former South Korean Navy special warfare officer, risked prison to leave Seoul and fight for Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Ken Rhee, a former South Korean Navy special warfare officer, risked prison to leave Seoul and fight for Ukraine. Photo: AFP
South Korea

South Korean Navy Seal broke the law to fight in Ukraine, calls it ‘the Wild West’

  • Ken Rhee was one of just 13 South Koreans to travel to Ukraine, according to Russian statistics – including four who were killed
  • Seoul banned its citizens from travelling to Ukraine, so Rhee was breaking the law but he said it would have been a ‘crime’ not to help

Ken Rhee, a former South Korean Navy special warfare officer, risked prison to leave Seoul and fight for Ukraine. Photo: AFP
Ken Rhee, a former South Korean Navy special warfare officer, risked prison to leave Seoul and fight for Ukraine. Photo: AFP
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