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Russian troops fire on volunteer car in Donetsk killing Spanish, Canadian citizens

10 September, 2023 Sunday
19:35

Russian troops have opened fire on a car carrying foreign volunteers near Chasiv Yar, seriously injuring two people and killing Spanish and Canadian citizens

Road to Relief, a humanitarian organization to which the dead volunteers belonged, reported the information.

The organization noted that the shelling took place on September 9 at about 10:00 am. The volunteers left Sloviansk in the direction of Bakhmut, but were caught in the crossfire in the village of Ivanivske, Bakhmut district, Donetsk region. As a result of a direct hit, the car overturned and caught fire.

In the car were German medical volunteer Ruben Mawick, Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias Thyr, Canadian volunteer Anthony “Tonko” Ihnat, and Spanish volunteer and Road to Relief Director Emma Igual.

Mawick and Mathias suffered severe shrapnel wounds and burns, while Ignat died immediately. Igual’s condition was not known after the attack, but today, on September 10, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares confirmed the death of the volunteer.

  • American volunteer Pete Reed was killed on Thursday, February 2, in Bakhmut while helping civilians - two Norwegians were wounded the day before.
  • Ukraine’s police are looking for two volunteers - citizens of Great Britain, who disappeared near Soledar while helping to evacuate civilians

  • Two Polish volunteers get injured near Bakhmut

  • March 18, Polish citizens have been reportedly injured due to Russian shelling in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region

  • Two volunteer medics from Norway get wounded in Bakhmut

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