Ukraine has made an announcement on Saturday about the deaths of four foreign army volunteers battling the Russian military, whose invasion has incited several foreign nations to stand by Ukraine.
The International Legion of Defence of Ukraine, an official volunteer brigade, made the following announcement that the men from Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and France had died but did not specify when or under what circumstances.
As per the statement, it said, that, “We lost our brothers in combat, but their bravery, their memory and legacy will inspire us forever.”
The Australian was reported killed in May, and a foreign affairs department spokesperson later confirmed his death.
Several media organizations have identified the man as Michael Charles O’Neill, 47. One of the tributes on Facebook has mentioned that he was “driving the wounded and injured from the front line”.
Whereas Paris on Friday has confirmed that the French volunteer fighter had been killed in the war in Ukraine, after the reports that the man died in artillery fire in the Kharkiv region.
According to the organization, the citizens from nations including Denmark, Israel, Poland, Latvia, Croatia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Canada have joined their ranks.
At the beginning of the war , Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced to form a force and Kyiv authorities later announced that it had received over 20,000 applications.
The conflict, now beyond its 100th day, is also said to have drawn in a significant number of volunteer fighters from ex-Soviet Georgia, which fought a brief and disastrous war with Russia in 2008.