British citizens killed in Ukraine, confirmed by Foreign Ministry

The British Foreign Ministry confirmed that an Englishman had been killed in Ukraine and another was missing.

“We can confirm that the British people have been killed in Ukraine and are supporting their families,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on April 28.

Regarding the disappeared person, a spokesperson said: We are urgently seeking more information. “

British media, including the BBC and Sky, named the dead man Scott Sibley. Scott Sibley is a British veteran believed to have been fighting against the Russian invasion in support of the Ukrainian army.

The fundraising page, set in the name of Sibley, pays homage to his “infectious laughter and ability to cheer us up.”

A compliment was also left on the Logistics Support Corps Facebook page, and a photo was posted with comments. “This week, Sqn lost a former soldier. The man who showed the command spirit to the end. RIP. Scott Sibley.”

Talking to Times Radio on April 29, International Trade Minister Anne-Marie Treberian said death was “terribly sad.”

But she denied that Foreign Minister Liz Truss had caused confusion, saying she would support the British people who chose to fight for Ukraine in February.

“The government has made it clear that the travel advice is as follows. Don’t go to Ukraine. It’s obvious and repeated many times,” she said.

Many British citizens, including both military veterans and those with no combat experience, are believed to have traveled to Ukraine.

Two Britons, Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, were captured earlier this month in a battle between Ukrainian troops and Russia.

They were paraded on Russian national television and were shown to be asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help bring them home.

A few British officials are believed to have been absent without vacation to join Ukrainian resistance.

Defense Minister Ben Wallace said last month that serving British soldiers who had left their jobs to fight in Ukraine would be prosecuted for violating the law.

Veterans Minister Leo Doherty previously wrote to military charities, urging those who want to travel to the war zone to focus on helping Ukrainians in Britain.

Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry said on April 29 that the British were urgently seeking more information after being reportedly detained in Ukraine.

The British nonprofit Presidium Network said two civilians working as humanitarian volunteers were captured by Russian troops on April 25 at a checkpoint south of the city of Zaporizhia in southeastern Ukraine.

They weren’t working for the Presidium network to help get help to Kyiv.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan