US Army veteran killed in action in Ukraine
American military (Photo:Lance Cpl. Shane S. Keller/Wikipedia)
U.S. Army veteran Andrew Peters was killed in action in Ukraine on Feb. 16, the U.S. Department of State and the Peters family confirmed, according to CNN on Feb. 25.
"We can confirm the deaths of U.S. citizens in Ukraine," a State Department spokesman said.
"We are in touch with their respective families and providing all possible consular assistance."
28-year-old Andrew Peters joined the International Legion of Ukraine, which was created by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to allow foreign citizens to join the fight against the Russian invasion forces.
The parents of the fallen volunteer said that Andrew "had a strong sense of what was right and wrong," so he felt the need to use his previous combat skills "to help the Ukrainian people fight and liberate their country."
"Andrew was extremely close to his fellow soldiers and was well-liked by everyone," said his parents.
"We are all extremely proud of his bravery and selfless sacrifice."
The American had previously also served in Afghanistan.
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