Detained British Aid Worker Dies Under Ukraine Separatist Captivity

British aid worker Paul Urey who was captured by Russian separatists in Ukraine has died “due to sickness claims spokesman from the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic.

According to Urey’s family, the foreign office contacted them and said that he died due to unspecified illness while under detention a few days ago.

“We are urgently raising this with our Ukrainian allies and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We continue to be in close contact with the family,” said ,” the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

DPR Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova said that Urey suffered from diabetes and respiratory, kidney and cardiovascular issues.

“For our part, despite the severity of the alleged crime, Paul Urey was provided with appropriate medical care,” defended Morozova. 

Urey was captured at a checkpoint outside the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia last 25 April with Dylan Healy, 22, a fellow British volunteer and was accused of being a mercenary.

Morozova added that they had informed the UK government about Urey’s detention but had received no response. 

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