Finnish volunteer soldier dies in Ukraine

According to reports, the Finnish citizen was killed near the city of Bahmut. File photo from December last year shows two Ukrainian soldiers in a field near the city. (Maria Senovilla / EPA)

The 21-year-old man from eastern Finland is the third Finnish citizen known to have died in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion almost exactly two years ago.

A Finnish volunteer soldier was killed in Ukraine on Monday, tabloid newspaper Ilta-Sanomat reported on Friday.

The 21-year-old man was from eastern Finland was fatally wounded in a drone strike near the city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, according to the newspaper’s sources.

He is the third Finnish citizen known to have died in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion almost exactly two years ago.

The exact number of Finns fighting in Ukraine is not known, but estimates put the figure at about 100.

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