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War in Ukraine: Spanish and Canadian NGO worker killed in attack by Russian forces

The Kyiv accused Russian forces of killing two workers in non-governmental organization of humanitarian aid, a Canadian and a Spanish woman, in eastern Ukrainedescribing their death as a “painful and irreparable loss”.

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Russian army killed Emma Igual, a Spanish citizen, and Anthony Ikhnat, a Canadian citizen, who worked for the Road to Relief organization. Emma Igwal, 32, was its director and co-founder NGO.

“A missile hit the vehicle in which this Spanish worker was traveling,” Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez told reporters in India earlier today, where he is attending the G20 summit.

Two German nationals working for this NGO were injured in this attack, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry added in its statement.

Earlier, Road to Relief reported that two other NGO workers in the vehicle, originally from Germany and Swedenwere seriously injured and hospitalized.

The attack took place yesterday Saturday morning in Chasiv Yar, near Bahamutthe Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.

“All my love and support go out to Emma Igwal’s family and loved ones at this difficult time (…). Spain stands by the humanitarian aid workers who, with their dedication, put their lives at risk trying to help others,” caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez reacted on X (formerly Twitter).

The Canadian government has yet to respond to the death of Anthony Ihnat.

Source: News Beast

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