A tragic incident occurred in the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on Thursday, where American volunteer medic Pete Reed was killed in a frontline explosion.
Reed was in Bakhmut to assist people afflicted by the ongoing bloodshed as a country director for Global Outreach Doctors.
His team was responding to an attack on another evacuation team when they came under attack themselves.
This led to Reed losing his life.
Reed's wife, Alex Potter, stated that he was "a humanitarian, paramedic and US Marine Corps veteran" who chose to work in Ukraine helping people suffering as a result of the ongoing war.
Meanwhile, the non-profit organization Reed had co-founded, Global Response Medicine, said he was a bedrock of the group and had served as the Board President for four years.
Reed's death highlights the dangers faced by volunteers in Ukraine, where the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine has lasted more than half a decade, causing thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
Bakhmut, in particular, has been one of the hotspots during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The fact that Reed was killed in the midst of saving others in such an area highlights his bravery and determination to help those caught up in the conflict.
While Gulf News described Reed as a "humanitarian, paramedic and US Marine Corps veteran", Politico called him an "American volunteer medic".
Nonetheless, the key fact is that Reed was a dedicated individual who had risked his life to help others.