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Two Canadian volunteers killed in battle for Bakhmut

May 2, 2023

Last week, two Canadian volunteers who served in the International Legion were killed in the battle for Bakhmut.


This was reported by the Canadian public broadcaster CBC News, Ukrinform reports.

"Kyle Porter, a 27-year-old resident of Calgary, and Col Zelenko, a 21-year-old from the city of St. Catharines, served in the Ukrainian International Legion," the article says.

It is noted that in the evening of April 26, when Canadian volunteers, together with a group of Ukrainian soldiers, took part in a combat operation to hold a key supply route to Bakhmut, they were covered by artillery fire from Russian troops.

"Porter, Zelenko and at least three other Ukrainian soldiers took cover in a fortified bunker, but it was hit directly. All were killed," CBC News said, citing a military commander.

According to the media outlet, Porter and Zelenko had previously served in the Canadian Armed Forces but resigned before joining the Ukrainian International Legion. "According to their commander, the two men became close friends," the publication says.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 02/05/2023

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