Bisnis.comJAKARTA–The identity of the two residents the United States of America (United States) who were killed along with Canadians and Swedish nationals while fighting alongside Ukraine was identified earlier this month.
Luke Lucyszyn and Bryan Young are US citizens who died in a tank ambush Russia on July 18, their Ukrainian commander said on Facebook.
The attack also killed Canadian Emile-Antoine Roy-Sirois and Swede Edvard Selander Patrignani, according to its commander, Ruslan Miroshnichenko.
Citing an account by Miroshnichenko, the Russian shooting injured Lucysyzyn, and the condition prompted Young and others to try to help her.
But additional tank fire killed four foreign volunteers in the Donetsk region, a disputed region in Ukraine, Miroshnichenko said.
Miroshnichenko’s remarks came after the US State Department announced last weekend the recent deaths of two Americans in Ukraine, without disclosing further details.
They are among at least six Americans who have died in Ukraine since the Russian attack in February.
Lucyszyn’s parents, Kathryn and George, told NBC News their son traveled to Ukraine in early April to volunteer as a doctor.
He was worried his group didn’t have the necessary gear and asked his parents to send him a tactical vest and other gear, the Calabash, North Carolina couple said as quoted by TheGuardian.com on Tuesday ( 7/26).
“He didn’t go there to be a hero,” Kathryn Lucyszyn said of her 31-year-old son. “He went there because he wanted to help people.”
Disappointed American Citizens
US officials, including President Joe Biden, have disappointed US citizens who have volunteered to defend Ukraine for not being quick to deliver aid.
The government helps defend Ukraine by providing billions of dollars in weapons and other resources. The government argued that it had limited ability to help Americans once things got bad there.
In fact, many American citizens are still traveling in the country during the conflict.
Among the Americans killed there are videographers Brent Renaud and Jimmy Hill, who were shot while queuing for bread.
Additionally, there is Stephen Zabielski who was killed in action in May and Willy Joseph Cancel who was killed in action in April.
Meanwhile, at least two other Americans were held captive by Russian forces in a shootout in June, namely Alexander Drueke and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh.
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