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Ukrainian commander reports more deaths of foreign fighters

Two Americans, a Canadian and a Swede, were killed in a Russian ambush in Donbus, their superiors say.

Ukrainian commander of a pro-Kiev foreign fighter revealed that two Americans, a Canadian and a Swede, had died during a clash with Russian troops in Donbus.

US citizens Luke Skywalker Lucizin and Brian Young, Canada’s Emile Antoine Roy Sirois and Sweden’s Edwald Serander Patrignani were killed on July 18.

The four men were part of a special operations force within the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces in the town of Seversk, which has recently been the scene of fierce combat.

According to Miloshnicenko, on Monday the mercenaries were part of a group dispatched to the village of Grigorovka, about three kilometers northwest of Seversk, where advancing Russian troops tried to cross the river.

Although foreign fighters have completed their work “At the end of the mission, they were ambushed by Russian tanks.” He remembered.

“The first shell injured Luke. Edward, Emile, and Brian immediately tried to help Luke, give first aid, and evacuate him from this location. Then the second shell I killed them all. “ The commander revealed.

The U.S. Department of State confirmed the deaths of two Americans, but refused to mention them by name. “Respect your family during this difficult time”

Politico also received a status report on what happened in Grigorovka. This is stated by a fighter named Finn, in addition to the dead. “His left arm and leg were injured.” His counterpart named Oscar “I suffered many injuries [and] Both moved independently to the shelter. “

According to the document, the group of mercenaries faced at least six Russian tanks, four armored personnel carriers, and up to 70 infantry.

Foreign fighters were also bombarded with heavy artillery “Correction by drone” For over 2 hours, it added.

Thousands of foreign mercenaries have arrived in Ukraine since the conflict began, the so-called “International Army” After a call by the country’s president, Vladimir Zelensky.

In April, Russian troops estimated that number to be close to 7,000, but earlier this month said only 2,741 lucky soldiers remained in Ukraine. Many of them were eliminated, but others fled abroad, and some complained about the turmoil and inadequate equipment of the Kyiv ranks.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov recently warned that foreign mercenaries are not considered combatants under international law. “The best thing to wait for them if they are caught alive is a trial and a maximum sentence.”

Earlier this week, International Army spokesman Damian McGraw told NBC News: “The number of arrivals has been declining gradually in the last few months.” Blame such a situation “Disinformation in Russia.”

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