The Spanish aid worker Emma Igual, who died from the impact of a Russian projectile in Ukraine, will be awarded the Grand Cross of Isabel la Católica posthumouslyor, as the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, announced this Monday.
In an interview on Telecinco, Albares reported that he has confirmation from his Ukrainian colleague, Dmitró Kuleba, of Igual’s death; about what The Spanish embassy “is already underway to repatriate the body“, and that they are in contact with the family “to maintain Emma’s privacy and memory.”
The car in which the Spanish aid worker was traveling exploded and disintegrated after being hit by a Russian projectile, as explained this Monday by the acting Minister of Defense. Margaret Robles. “It is a source of pride and satisfaction to know that, like the Armed Forces, there are Spanish citizens who are generous, who are on the front line, in this case in Ukraine, helping,” she stressed.
“Tomorrow I will bring to the Council of Ministers the granting of the Grand Cross of Isabel la Católica posthumously for this aid worker who, like all Spanish aid workers, not only conveys the best of the values of Spanish solidaritybut even, as we have unfortunately seen in this case, they put their lives at risk to help others,” explained the minister.
The president of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, remembered last night the Spanish aid worker Emma Igual, died along with the Canadian Anthony Ihnat in a russian attackand explained that it was an anti-tank missile that hit the vehicle of these humanitarian workers.