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Two British aid workers reportedly captured by Russian forces in Ukraine named

According to reports, the mother of one of the two British aid workers in Ukraine who were reportedly captured by Russian forces has stated that she feels like “I want to die”.

Presidium Network, a UK non-profit organization, said that Paul Urey (45), and Dylan Healy (22), were captured Monday.

It is believed that they were seized at a checkpoint in the south of Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine.



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His reputation as a “family man” with children has earned him the title of “family man” and he chose to travel a lot, so he worked in the humanitarian sector.

Linda Urey, Mr Urey’s mother, said to Sky News that her son helps war victims. He had only been in Ukraine for a week and a bit but had previously traveled there and returned.

She stated that she felt “like I want death” and was left feeling empty. She stated, “I don’t know what I should do anymore.” It’s horrible.”

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Ms Urey said that he should not go. He said, “Mum, I cannot live with myself knowing that others need my help to get safely to safety.” “I must go.”

He was described as “too caring” by her, and she said that he would be a terrible person to be truthful. You don’t mess around with Russians, even though that sounds selfish. He is too kind.”

She said, “I feel like a victim of my worst nightmare.”

“I want them to give me back. He messaged me twenty times per day, FaceTimes me nine time per day… Nothing? Something’s wrong. They have him. If he could, he would contact me. He can’t, I know that. All he wanted was to help others.”

Image: (L to R) Dylan Healy, Paul Urey. Pic: Allan Moore

In the meantime, Mr Healy was a former kitchen manager for a UK hotel chain.

Presidium Network stated that the two were volunteers who were not connected to the organisation, but were still known as members of the organization.

The Russian military checked them in at a checkpoint. It was reported that the couple were trying to evacuate a mother and her two children from the area.

At 4am, Mr Urey last called the Presidium Network. They have received messages from someone purporting to be the volunteer but were unable to confirm their identity.

Three hours after being captured, the home of the woman the pair were trying to evacuate was invaded by Russian soldiers. They made her husband lay on the ground and asked her how she knew these British spies.

Dominik Byrne was one of the founders and leaders of the Presidium Network. He stated: “Our concern is that the Russians would paint them as British spy, which is false. They are civilian volunteers.

Ms Urey is Mr Urey’s mother. She said that she spoke to him Monday morning and he informed her that he would be “going off radar” for 36 more hours. She claimed that she had received a message stating “morning” and that he would not speak, but would call her.

She stated that it was “a strange” and said, “He always says Mum and he didn’t say Mum.” He said “good morning”, but he always says “good morning Mum,” and I don’t know if that was him.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, International Trade Secretary at the time, told Sky News that the Foreign Office was doing all it could to support them.

Image Briton Scott Sibley was killed in Ukraine

It occurs after a British Army veteran was killed, and another British man disappeared after they were believed have traveled to Ukraine to fight Russian forces.

Scott Sibley (36), was confirmed to be the first British national to die in war.

Image Shaun Pinner captured earlier this month by Russian forces
Image Aiden Aslin also captured by Russian forces

Two British fighters, Shaun Pinner (right) and Aiden Aslin (left), were captured earlier this month by Moscow’s forces.

They were held in Ukraine, and was broadcast on Russian state TV. They requested to be exchanged for Viktor Medvedchuk (a Ukrainian politician close to Russian President Vladimir Putin).

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