August 14, 2022

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A Quebecer dies at the front in Ukraine

Global Affairs Canada confirmed the death of a Canadian in Ukraine on Sunday, without releasing further details on his identity. According to several sources, Émile-Antoine Roy-Sirois, a Montrealer nicknamed Beaver, enlisted himself to go to Ukraine and defend it against a Russian invasion.

Posted at 10:39 p.m.

Leila Dussault

Leila Dussault

“Global Affairs Canada is aware of the death of a Canadian in Ukraine,” the federal agency confirmed via email on Sunday. Consular officials contact the family and provide consular assistance. For reasons of confidentiality, no other information can be provided. »

Emile-Antoine Roy-Sirois, a 31-year-old Montrealer, lost his life in a Russian tank attack on July 18 in Chivrsk, eastern Ukraine. The Journal of Montreal Saturday.

This information was published by the American newspaper Politics. Two American fighters, Luke “Skywalker” Lucisin and Brian Young, and Swede Eduard Selander Patrignani were with Emile-Antoine Roy-Sirois when they came under fire, their commander, Ruslan Miroshnichenko, said.

“At 8:30 this morning Brian, Edward and Emily risked their lives in heavy artillery fire to save their brother Luke,” said another foreign fighter from Saskatchewan called Angel. Pres Spoke online. According to him, Luke was wounded and his three companions “refused to back down” and led a charge to help the unconscious Luke. Another shot from a Russian tank would have instantly killed four fighters, who were “unhurt”.

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