Jan Lipavsky Ukraine ministry: Czech man killed in eastern Ukraine
Jan Lipavsky, Foreign Minister of Ukraine announced on Saturday that a Czech man had died in Russia’s occupied Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. “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. The death of a Czech truck driver, who was shot and found in a roadside grave, was confirmed by the foreign ministry in May.
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