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Ottawa confirms the death of two more Canadians in Ukraine

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A Ukrainian soldier was inspecting a Kh-55 cruise missile intercepted in kyiv and fell in a park during a massive Russian bombardment.

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Global Affairs Canada says two more Canadians have died in Ukraine's war with Russia, bringing the total number of Canadians killed in this conflict.

Alain Derasp's obituary indicates that the veteran of the Royal 22nd Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces, resident of Chicoutimi, in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, and father of four children, died in Ukraine on February 27.

Warrant Officer Derasp, originally from Campbellton, New Brunswick, retired from the Canadian Army on February 25, 2019 , after a career of more than 26 years, indicates the notice published on the Royal 22nd Regiment website.

A military source who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media said Mr. Derasp was providing first aid training in Ukraine and died as a result. of an illness.

Jean-François Ratelle was killed in combat, says his Ukrainian friend Anna Filippova.

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Mr. Ratelle, who used the nom de guerre Hrulf, was originally from Joliette. He led a foreign fighter unit in Ukraine called the Norman Brigade.

The deaths of the two servicemen were first reported by the Russian government in social media posts containing photos of the two men and other personal details.

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