Friday 07 October 2022

Second Dutchman dies fighting in Ukraine: Telegraaf

A protest banner in Amsterdam. Photo: DutchNews.nl

A second Dutch national has died fighting in Ukraine, the foreign affairs ministry has confirmed to the Telegraaf.

As yet it is unclear where the 27-year-old came from or how he was killed, the paper said. The ministry spokeswoman would only say that officials were in contact with his family.

In May, a 55-year-old man became the first Dutch Dutch national to die in Ukraine. He was fighting with the Ukrainian foreign legion and was hit by artillery fire near Kharkiv.

In March, the paper said, about 70 Dutch nationals were thought to have signed up to help the Ukrainian war effort.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.