Ukrainian Foreign fighter’s commander Ruslan Miroshnichenko confirmed on Saturday that two Americans, a Canadian and a Swedish citizen, were killed this week in the eastern Donetsk region.
According to Miroshnichenko, the men were part of a special operations force within the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine based near Siversk, a town in eastern Donetsk.
“The guys were tasked to take their firing positions… but at the end of the mission they were ambushed by Russian tanks,” Miroshnichenko said.
Miroshnichenko recounted that the “first shell injured Luke,” and three others immediately tried to help but “then the second shell killed them all.”
On Friday, the US State Department spokesperson confirmed the two American deaths.
“We are in touch with the families and supplying all possible consular assistance. Out of respect to the families during this difficult time, we have nothing further to add,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, a report of the fighting said at least six Russian tanks “were supported by four armored personnel carriers with up to 70 infantrymen.”
“Foreign volunteers are knowingly fighting this war against Mordor, and I am honored to be their commander. It hurts so much to lose the boys,” Miroshnichenko said.
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