To start with Dutch volunteer killed on battlefield in Ukraine

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A Dutch volunteer in Ukraine has been killed by Russian artillery fire, the Telegraaf reported on Monday.

The newspaper named the male as 55-calendar year-outdated Ron Vogelaar, quoting a spouse and children spokesman and a article on social media by his daughter Marte.

Vogelaar is understood to have died quickly when he was struck by artillery fireplace on May well 4. The Dutch international ministry mentioned it was continue to ready for confirmation from Ukrainian officers.

If verified he would be the first Dutch citizen to die in the war that started when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

His daughter wrote: ‘He never ever regretted the decision [to fight]. He was content and felt like he was in the suitable put.

‘Ron began above lots of periods, went on a lot of adventures and led a full life. As his commander reported: “He died a hero.”‘

There are imagined to be around 70 Dutch volunteers now battling in Ukraine.

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