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The first citizen of the Czech Republic died in the battles in Ukraine. He was in the Foreign Legion

In the Kharkiv region, near Izyum, a member of the Foreign Legion of Ukraine, a citizen of the Czech Republic, Michal Yanik, was killed. He was a member of the “Carpathian Sich” battalion of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and died during a mortar attack on June 10.

He came to Ukraine at the beginning of the military conflict, as a volunteer helped internally displaced persons and delivered food to those in need. In May, he decided to take up arms and enlisted in the battalion.

Janik is the first Czech citizen to be killed in Ukraine during the conflict. In addition to him, there are other citizens of the Czech Republic in the Foreign Legion, their exact number is unknown.

Yanik, a native of the city of Trebic, was engaged in social work, had no combat experience.

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed Janick’s death and is now in the process of returning his body to his homeland.

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