22 Jun, 2022 @ 10:30
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Spanish volunteer fighter who went to frontline of Russian invasion dies in Ukraine

Angel Adrover Martinez Spanish fighter killed in Ukraine.

A SPANIARD who travelled to Ukraine to join the resistance against the Russian invasion has been killed.

Angel Adrover Martinez, was killed on Saturday, possiblly during fighting at Severodonetsk in circumstances that have not yet been made clear.

The 31-year-old from Mallorca had no military training but travelled to Ukraine via the Netherlands after the invasion by Putin’s forces.

He initially went to provide humanitarian aid but then moved to a military base in Lviv where he was supplying support to military troops, according to information published in Ultima Hora newspaper on Mallorca.

His death was confirmed by Spain’s Foreign Ministry making him the first Spaniard to be killed in Ukraine since the outbreak of war in February.

His family described him as a very altruistic man, who had been moved to do something after the outbreak of war in Ukraine.


Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: Jorge@theolivepress.es

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