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One British Volunteer Soldier Killed And Another One Missing In Ukraine

The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British man has been killed in Ukraine and another British man is currently missing.


One British man is killed and another missing in Ukraine
One British man is killed and another missing in Ukraine

One British volunteer fighter in Ukraine has been killed and another is missing, it is believed the pair had been fighting against Russian forces over the past few weeks.



The FCDO made no formal confirmation as to what the two British men had actually been doing while in Ukraine.


A spokesperson for the FCDO said: "We can confirm that a British national has been killed in Ukraine and we are supporting their family."


While being asked about the second British man, the FCDO said: "We are aware of a British national who is missing in Ukraine and we are supporting their family. We are urgently seeking further information."


Russia's invasion of Ukraine so far
Russia's invasion of Ukraine so far

The Foreign Office said that it was urgently seeking further information but did not provide details on when the British national was killed or when the other man went missing.


It is believed that many fighters from the UK have made the decision to travel to Ukraine to join in the fight against Russian forces.


At the start of the conflict, the Ukrainian government actively requested help from foreign fighters to come to Ukraine and help support in the defence against the invading Russian troops.


The UK government has advised against people travelling to Ukraine to fight, explaining that they can help support Ukraine in other ways.



Earlier, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace reinforced what Foreign Secretary Liz Truss had said when she stated that Russian forces must be pushed out of "the whole of Ukraine", suggesting that they should also be pushed out of Crimea.


When questioned by Sky News if Liz Truss was referring to Crimea, which was invaded and annexed by Russia in 2014, Mr Wallace replied: "Well, the international community believes Russia should leave Ukraine."


"The international community has condemned Russia for its invasion of Crimea, which was illegal in 2014. Its invasion of Donetsk, recognising it is illegal, is somewhat different."


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