Pete Reed, a 33-year-old US aid worker, was killed in the frontline town of Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, “while lending aid”. This was confirmed by Global Response Medicine, the humanitarian aid group founded by Reed himself.
“In January, Pete walked away from Global Response Medicine to work with Global Outreach Doctors at their mission in Ukraine and was killed while giving help,” the organization wrote on Instagram. The exact circumstances of Reed’s death were not specified.
“This is a stark reminder of the dangers emergency responders and aid workers face in conflict zones as they serve citizens caught in the crossfire,” the statement read.