Czech volunteer dies in Donbass

A Czech volunteer fighting alongside Ukrainian forces in the Donbass  died on Friday, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has confirmed. The  man lost his life on the front near Kharkiv while fighting Russian forces. According to available information he was the first Czech volunteer to die fighting in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Over 100 Czechs received authorisation from President Zeman to join the Ukrainian Armed Forces last month, although it is unclear how many of them actually went to Ukraine.