War in Ukraine A 26-year-old Spaniard who had enlisted to fight the Russian invasion dies in Ukraine

Spain adds a second casualty in the Ukrainian war

War in Ukraine A 26-year-old Spaniard who had enlisted to fight the Russian invasion dies in Ukraine

Spain adds a second casualty in the Ukrainian war. Pau, a 26-year-old young man who enlisted in 2022 in the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine, which voluntarily supports the Ukrainian army, fell a few days ago on the front during an attack by Russian troops, as he has announced. ABC. The information has been confirmed by Foreign sources, who are already in contact with the family and are carrying out the necessary procedures for the repatriation of the body.

Although Pau traveled alone by train from Poland to Ukraine, 11 other Spaniards fight in this battalion, who earn between 600 and 3,300 dollars to participate in the war in Ukraine, the same as local soldiers. All of them, however, have a basic training course when they arrive in Ukraine to have a basic notion of combat before being transferred to their positions on the front.

Three months ago, Emma Igual, also a Spaniard, from the NGO Road to Relief, died when the vehicle she was traveling in was hit by a Russian projectile on the Eastern border.

The International Legion only requires applicants to be between 18 and 60 years old, be in good physical condition to do basic Infantry activities, and not have a criminal record or chronic illnesses. To enlist, you must complete a document and send it along with your passport. If they are selected, three weeks later they are informed in which unit and in the field they will be given a three-year contract that the foreigner can terminate at any time.

As reported on the official website of the Foreign Legion, the families of soldiers killed in combat receive financial compensation.