On Monday, the Polish aid initiative Nehemiasz confirmed the death of one of its two volunteers who were injured more than a week ago in a Russian attack near the city of Bakhmut.
Details: "Today [March 27 – ed.], we received the news we never wanted to hear: our friend Marek, a volunteer who delivered humanitarian aid to Ukraine, died in the hospital from his injuries," the volunteers said.
They noted that the man had been travelling to Ukraine with humanitarian aid since the autumn of 2022, in particular, he visited the cities of Irpin, Fastiv, as well as Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk oblasts.
Marek, along with a colleague and a group of civilians, came under fire on 16 March while delivering humanitarian aid on the Kostiantynivka – Chasiv Yar axes. The Ukrainian side reported that the minibus [by which they were travelling – ed.] was hit by a Russian missile.
"Despite the rapid evacuation and the high professionalism of Ukrainian doctors who fought for his life for several hours, Marek died today before noon in a hospital in Kyiv," Nehemiasz said.
Recently, the chief of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, Michał Dworczyk, announced the death of another Pole in the war in Ukraine. According to media reports, it was a platoon commander of the International Legion.