Prague confirms that the first Czech volunteer soldier was killed in Ucra…

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) The Czech Republic has reported that a Czech national, who volunteered to join the Ukrainian army to help the country repel the Russian invasion, was killed in action.

This is the first death of a Czech citizen, officially confirmed, reports Radio Prague International, according to Ukrinform.

“Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky has confirmed the information about the death of the first Czech volunteer who took part in helping the Ukrainian armed forces in the Donetsk region,” the statement said.

According to information from social networks, the man in question was from Třebíč. Czech television reported that he operated in Ukraine for several months before being killed in a mortar shell.

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In May, 100 Czech volunteers received permission from President Milos Zeman to join the Ukrainian army. On May 11, President Milos Zeman allowed 103 Czechs to join the armed forces, while refusing 200 applications.

As previously reported, four International Home Defense Legion volunteers – citizens of the Netherlands, Germany, France and Australia were killed in the hostilities.

The International Legion is made up of foreigners who wish to join the resistance to Russian invaders and protect international security.


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Berta D. Wells