Madrid says Spanish aid worker killed in Ukraine

Madrid says Spanish aid worker killed in Ukraine

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez announced on Sunday that a Spanish volunteer aid worker was killed in Ukraine after her car was hit by a shell.

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According to the NGO that employed him, Road to Relief, there were three other aid workers in the car, one of whom, a Canadian, was killed, and the other two, from Germany and Sweden, were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

“A projectile fell on the car in which this Spanish citizen was traveling. She worked there for an NGO working to improve the humanitarian situation in Ukraine,” the minister announced, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in India, claiming to have received “verbal confirmation of her death.”

Mr. Albarez did not provide further information, but Spanish media identified the volunteer as Emma Igual, 32, director of Road to Relief, a humanitarian organization registered in France and Ukraine, according to its website, and dedicated to evacuating civilians away from the area. Front line in Ukraine.

In a press release on Saturday on its Instagram account, the NGO did not yet know the fate of Emma Igual, but explained that the car in which she was with the three other Western humanitarian workers was subjected to a “Russian attack” on Saturday morning in Chasev. Yar near Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine.

The organization added, “After a direct hit, the car overturned and caught fire.”

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The group of relief workers had left Slovanski and headed to Bakhmut to assess the needs of civilians “caught in the crossfire” in the town of Ivanevski.

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