A second American volunteer fighter dies in Ukraine, after triggering a landmine.
The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing war between Russia (together with pro-Russian separatist forces) and Ukraine. It began in February 2014 following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity, and initially focused on the status of Crimea and the Donbas, internationally recognized as part of Ukraine. Following a Russian military build-up on the Russia–Ukraine border from late 2021, the conflict expanded significantly when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
A large number of foreign volunteers responded to President Zelensky’s calls to join Ukraine in its fight against Russian forces and they are still battling the Russian offensive in the war-torn country. According to Ukraine authorities, almost 20,000 volunteers from 52 countries joined the International Legion, the special unit created by Kyiv for foreign fighters. Many of them lost their lives in the battle-field. Recently, an American volunteer has died in Ukraine and according to the reports he was died by a landmine in the southeastern Ukraine. A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it. For a moment of clumsiness or a stroke of bad luck, he lost his life after triggering a landmine. His name was Stephen D. Zabielski. He is reported as the second American who died in Russo-Ukraine war,2022.