British national killed and another missing in Ukraine, Foreign Office confirms

The Foreign Office said they were supporting both families

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A British national has been killed in Ukraine while another is missing, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

A statement from the Foreign Office said: “We can confirm that a British national has been killed in Ukraine and are supporting their family.

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

"We’re unable to give any further guidance at this stage but will let you know if this changes."

Ukrainian military patrolling near a damaged building in Kyiv
Ukrainian military patrolling near a damaged building in Kyiv
Damage laid bare in Mariupol, Ukraine
Damage laid bare in Mariupol, Ukraine

It is believed to be the first Brit to be killed in the ongoing Russian invasion, which has lasted more than two months.

This news comes just hours after Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the UK would continue to supply weapons to the government in Kyiv, and was looking at the options for providing anti-ship missiles.

Mr Wallace added it was vital that Ukraine, as a major grain producer, continued to have access to the Black Sea as an outlet for its exports.

“We have said we will source and supply, if we can, anti-ship missiles.

“It’s incredibly important that the grain that affects us all, the food prices, does get to get out of Ukraine, that the Russians can’t control the Black Sea," he told Sky News.