Polish volunteer injured near Bakhmut, minibus hit by rocket


Bartosz Cichocki, the Ambassador of Poland in Kyiv, confirmed the information about the wounded Polish volunteer who was injured in Ukraine in Russian shelling.

Source: European Pravda with reference to TVN24

On Saturday, Anton Herashchenko, the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, reported that two volunteers from Poland were injured.

Quote: “A Russian rocket hit a bus of Polish volunteers carrying humanitarian aid to the city of Chasiv Yar. Two volunteers were injured,” he wrote.

Herashchenko added that one of the victims was evacuated to a hospital in Dnipro.

At the same time, Cichocki confirmed the injury of only one Polish citizen.

Quote: “We have received information about an injured citizen of the Republic of Poland. He is receiving medical attention and will be treated,” he said, without giving any other details.

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The PAP agency also spoke with a representative of the Polish aid initiative Nehemiasz. The volunteers went as part of this group. He told the outlet about two wounded Poles.

Quote: “A minibus of Poles belonging to this initiative was attacked late on Thursday. Six people were injured, including two Poles. They both live in Poznań. One of them is in a stable but critical condition. The other is in a better condition. We keep in touch with their families and the embassy in Kyiv. We would like to be able to welcome them to Poland in a week or two,” he said.

He added that the volunteers “were immediately evacuated from the shelling zone, hospitalised and received medical assistance.”

Chasiv Yar is an urban-type settlement in Donetsk Oblast. It is located about 10 kilometres to the west of Bakhmut.

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