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Two UK aid workers captured by Russia: one journalist dies in missile hit

Paul Urey is said to be from north-west England/ Picture courtesy BBC

Two British aid workers Paul Urey and Dylan Healy reportedly captured by Russian forces in Ukraine.They are understood to have been captured at a checkpoint south of the city of Zaporizhzhia in south-eastern Ukraine. There are concerns Moscow will "paint them as British spies".

Mr Urey has been described as a "family man with children" who "didn't make the army" so decided to work in the humanitarian sector and travels lots. Mr Healy was previously a kitchen manager at a hotel chain in the UK.

Presidium Network said the pair were working as volunteers and were known by the organisation but not linked to them.

It comes after a British army veteran was killed and another British man went missing after they were believed to have travelled to Ukraine to fight against Russian forces.

Scott Sibley, 36, was confirmed as the first British national to have died in the war.

Earlier this month, two British fighters, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, were captured by Moscow's forces.

Meanwhile, a journalist at Ukraine's Radio Liberty was killed in one of several Russian missile strikes on Kyiv on Thursday.

Vira Hyrych, who was killed when a missile struck her home, was described as "a bright and kind person, a true professional".

A number of civilians have been killed in the latest Russian bombardment of the Donetsk region and Kharkiv to the north.


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