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'The bravest person I've known': Tributes to UK armed forces veteran killed in Ukraine

One Briton was killed in Ukraine, and another Briton is still missing.

Scott Sibley (36), has been named the Briton who died.

Mr. Sibley is the first British national to be confirmed as having been killed in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Although it is possible that the two could have been fighting against Russian troops in support of Ukraine‘s military forces, this has not been confirmed.


Britons and other foreigners have also traveled to Ukraine to participate in humanitarian assistance.

Mr. Sibley is a veteran in the British army.

After the news of his death, his former unit, the Royal Logistic Corps paid tribute on its official Facebook page.

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, (FCDO), did not give any details about what these men were doing in Ukraine.

A spokesperson for FCDO stated that they could confirm the death of a British national in Ukraine and were supporting their family.

A GoFundMe page was set up to pay funeral costs. It stated that Mr. Sibley was a father.

Craig, his friend and creator of the page, wrote that he was “a friend unlike any other” and “the bravest person I have had the pleasure to know, he was as close to a brother as me.

“His life was cut short, but he lived the fullest and did everything the Sibs way right up to the end.”

Damon Tyler commented on the site: “Sibs,” great fella, who knew you back in basics and after. He was a great lad and a very sound man. He had a wicked sense for fun and always smiled.

The FCDO spokesperson stated that the second British man was missing in Ukraine. “We are aware of a British citizen who is missing and we are supporting their family.” We urgently need more information.

The Foreign Office didn’t provide any details about the death of the British national or the disappearance of the other man. They are urgently looking for more information.

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Image Russia’s invasion in Ukraine so far

A number of fighters have made the decision to travel to Ukraine to fight Vladimir Putin’s forces. This includes British veterans.

The Ukrainian government encouraged volunteers from all over the globe to help its armed forces fight Russia’s invasion at the start of the war.

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The UK government advised that people shouldn’t travel to Ukraine to support the war, but they could still help Ukraine in other ways.

Several people decided to travel anyway, and now they are helping Ukraine’s military defense.

It is a week after two British fighters, Shaun Pinner as well Aiden Aslin were captured by Moscow’s forces.

Image Separately Shaun Pinner (L), and Aiden Aslin, were captured earlier in the month

They were held in Ukraine. made their appearance on Russian state TV. They asked for Viktor Medvedchuk to swap them for a Ukrainian politician, who is very close to Mr Putin.

Sky News’ Kay Burley asked Brandon Lewis, Northern Ireland Secretary, about the possibility of such a swap. He replied: “We’re actually going though the process to sanction people who are very close to the Putin regime.

“We are not going to be looking for ways to help Russia. We’re looking to make sure that the Putin regime fails in this horrible invasion. We’ll continue to support the Ukrainian people, the president, and government to defeat Putin.”


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