He left behind a wife and two children: a French volunteer died near Bakhmut
In the battles near Bakhmut, a French legionnaire, 29-year-old Kevin David, was killed. He gave his life for the freedom of the Ukrainian people.
This tragic news was reported by a unit of French volunteers Task Force Baguette fighting for Ukraine.
He left behind a wife and two children.
It is with heavy hearts and immense sadness that we announce the death of our brother-in-arms Kevin David near Bakhmut. He left his wife and his 2 children. Thanks for your sacrifice. Rest in peace, wrote the French fighters.
According to the French publication Valeurs Actuelles, the young man is from Maine and Loire, a department in western France.
Dismissed Kupyansk and fought near Bakhmut: what is known about Kevin David
He fought in Ukraine for a year as part of the International Legion, created after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion. In September last year, he participated in the liberation of Kupyansk, Kharkov region. Recently, Kevin David joined the special forces, in which he fought on the Bakhmut front.
David's sister said that at first his brother went to Ukraine as a volunteer, but then he joined the army. The last time she spoke with him was on March 15, on that day he told his sister that he was going to Bakhmut.
On Wednesday, March 15, he warned that he was going to Bakhmut. He was transferred there with a team to complete the task. Kevin has previously spoken about wanting to be buried with Ukrainian honors,” she said.
Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace writes that it interviewed Kevin David last December. He said that he specialized in intelligence, and recently joined the special forces of the International Legion.
“I'm better paid here because I'm more likely to stay here,” he said in an interview.
Losses among the fighters of the International Legion
- British citizen Jonathan Shenkin died at the front in Ukraine. He was 45 years old. Shenkin served as a paramedic in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The death of the defender was reported by his relatives.
- As early as September 11, it became known that a fighter of the International Legion had died near Kharkov. Craig McIntosh. Since March, he has saved the lives of Ukrainian soldiers. Makintosh was 48 years old, he voluntarily went to the front as a doctor. He died on August 24, but this was reported a week later.