Jose Andres | One dead and four workers injured in an attack on the chef’s kitchen

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Four participants in the humanitarian assistance mission of the NGO World Central Kitchen, founded by chef José Andrés, have been injured as a result of an attack on a restaurant in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, which has also killed an unaffiliated person with the organization, as reported by its director, Nate Mook.

Mook has denounced the attack, which occurred on Saturday, on social networks before indicating that none of the lives of the injured are in danger and he will go to the hospital to visit them in the next few hours.

In the video, Mook blames Russia for the attack and specifies that it is a missile that hit the kitchen of a local restaurant that worked in association with the NGO and injured four staff members.


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“This is the reality here: cooking is a heroic act of bravery,” Mook said in the video, where he appears in front of a destroyed building, surrounded by rubble and “a dozen” charred cars. “A tremendous amount of destruction for no reason,” he has lamented.

LV_One dead and four workers injured in an attack on the kitchen of chef José Andrés

Ukrainian soldier in the Kharkiv region

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World Central Kitchen is involved in a humanitarian operation to prepare meals for Ukrainians living in areas liberated from the Russian invasion, as well as at border crossings to countries west of Ukraine.

The chef himself has lamented the “massacre” caused by the bombing in a message posted on his Twitter account. “The Russian attacks against civil buildings, markets, churches, etc., must end,” he said, after asking the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the opposition leader of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, for a “bipartisan” response. ” against the war. “The people of Ukraine deserve our respect and admiration,” said the chef.

Sánchez contacts chef José Andrés to wish him a “speedy recovery”

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has contacted the chef José Andrés to wish a “speedy recovery” to the members of his NGO World Central Kitchen.

This has been reported in a publication on his Twitter profile in which he has thanked the NGO for the “immense and supportive work” it is doing to “help alleviate the effects” of the “cruel” war in Ukraine. “Spain will continue to be completely devoted to Ukraine”, he concluded in his message. In addition to Pedro Sánchez, other members of the Executive have wished for the recovery of the NGO’s wounded.

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