One British national killed and one missing in Ukraine, confirms Foreign Office

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A British man has been killed in Ukraine and another British man has been reported missing by the Foreign Office.

The men are understood to have volunteered for Ukraine's military to fight against invading Russian soldiers.

Whether the pair were involved in conflict has not been confirmed by The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) nor have their identities been shared.

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

They added: "We are aware of a British national who is missing in Ukraine and are supporting their family. We are urgently seeking further information."

Last week captured British soldier Aiden Aslin spoke to his mum over a Facebook messenger video call for the first time since Russian soldiers took him as a prisoner of war.

His captors asked his mother Ang Wood to "press Boris Johnson for a swap deal".

Aslin, 28, who joined the Ukrainian army four years ago, was taken from Mariupol earlier this month.

The unidentified Brit killed and the other missing in Ukraine are believed to have answered the call of Ukraine's government at the beginning of the war for international volunteers to join their defence of the country.

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As many publicly heeded that rallying cry to boost Ukraine's chances of military resistance, the British government advised against travelling to fight.

One of Vladimir Putin's top officials has warned the West 'not to test Russia's patience' as NATO countries continue to send weapons to Ukraine.

Foreign Policy Minister Spokesman Maria Zakharova made her chilling remarks at a press conference today (April 28) in response to UK defence minister Ben Wallace's claim that Ukraine had the right to strike Russia with western weapons.

Infuriated Ms Zakharova said that western countries were openly calling on Ukraine to attack Russia using weapons received from NATO countries and stressed: "We do not recommend testing our patience."

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