Jun. 11, 2022
A Czech man has died in the eastern Ukrainian Donbas region occupied by Russia, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said on Saturday.
Czech man killed in eastern Ukraine: ministry
A Czech man has died in the eastern Ukrainian Donbas region occupied by Russia, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said on Saturday. "The embassy in Kyiv is dealing with the situation, we are trying to contact the family," Lipavsky told reporters. "The man's body should be taken to the Kharkiv area tomorrow," he added after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Prague. Czech journalist Lenka Klicperova, who broke the news of the death on Facebook, said the man, a volunteer soldier identified as Michal J, was killed on Friday. This is the second Czech casualty of the Russian invasion of Ukraine that started on February 24. In May, the foreign ministry confirmed the death of a Czech truck driver who was shot dead and found in a roadside grave. He was missing since March 2.
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