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A Polish MMA fighter Tomasz Walentek, who fought on the side of Kyiv, died in Ukraine Kyiv, said the Polish Federation of Mixed Martial Arts on Twitter.
“It is with great sadness that we received a message about the death of Tomasz, who, as a Polish volunteer, fought in the International Defense Legion of Ukraine and died”,— the report says.
In 2021, Valentek won the second MMA tournament in Gliwice.
The day before, Politico, citing the “commander of foreign fighters” named Ruslan Miroshnichenko wrote that during the hostilities in the Donbass, two Americans, a Canadian and a Swede, were killed. Their unit was based near Seversk in the Bakhmut district of the Donetsk region. They were supposed to prevent the crossing of Russian troops across the river, but ran into an ambush. The State Department confirmed the death of two American citizens.
In mid-July, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that 7,107 mercenaries had arrived in Ukraine since the start of the military operation, most of them from Poland. 4,366 fighters were destroyed or left the combat zone, 2,741 continue to participate in the conflict, the department claimed.
Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the creation of an international territorial defense legion from foreign volunteers. The Russian Ministry of Defense calls them mercenaries and does not consider them combatants.
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