2 foreign aid workers killed in Russian missile strike in eastern Ukraine
The big picture: The deaths of Road to Relief's Spanish director Emma Igual and her Canadian colleague Anthony Ihnat come a month after the United Nations reported that about 100 incidents had impacted humanitarian operations from January through June.
- Their deaths take the number of humanitarian workers killed in Ukraine this year to at least seven, compared with four last year, per UN statistics.
Details: Road to Relief said in an online post that the aid workers' vehicle "came under Russian attack" as they passed Chasiv Yar en route to Bakhmut. The vehicle took a "direct hit," caught fire and flipped over.
- German medical volunteer Ruben Mawick and Swedish volunteer Johan Mathias were injured in the attack, said the aid organization, which helps evacuate civilians from the frontline.