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hat’s according to the head of the Group, Tina Soini, who spoke with the Finnish broadcaster Yle, Ukrinform reports.
According to her, the deceased was a member of this team. Nordic Combat Medics provides medical and humanitarian aid near the front lines and evacuates pele. The group also includes Finns who participate in the defense of Ukraine as vunteers. It is clarified that the man is officially considered missing.
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Soini said that the relatives of the deceased have already been informed about the vunteer's death. They gave her permission to tell about it.
The head of the consular department of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jussi Tanner, confirmed to Yle that the officials are aware of the case.
According to the available reports, this is the first Finnish vunteer who died defending Ukraine.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, in March 2023 came the reports about the death of Ivo Jurak, a former officer with the Estonian Defense Forces, who fought as part of the Ukrainian International Legion. He was killed in a battle in the east of Ukraine.