45-year-old paramedic becomes the 8th British fatality in Ukraine; family says he “made the ultimate sacrifice” by defying Putin
A British man who died in Ukraine has been hailed by his family as “a hero.”
The eighth person from the UK to have perished in the war-torn nation since Russia’s invasion is Glasgow native Jonathan Shenkin.
The 45-year-old’s family claimed in a post that by opposing Vladimir Putin’s troops in Ukraine, he “made the ultimate sacrifice.”
In December, they claimed that the father “died as a hero in an act of bravery as a paramedic.”
He made the ultimate sacrifice to defend principles we all hold dear when he joined the Ukrainian Armed Forces, according to a tribute posted by his brother Daniel Shenkin.
His son and daughter, to whom he was devoted, survive him.
Spokesman for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Ukraine and are in contact with the local authorities.”
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