Paramedic, 45, becomes 8th Brit to killed in Ukraine as family say he ‘made ultimate sacrifice’ standing up to Putin

A BRITISH man killed in Ukraine has been described as “a hero” by his family.

Jonathan Shenkin, from Glasgow, is the eighth person from the UK known to have died in the war-torn country since Russia invaded.

Jonathan Shenkin, from Glasgow, was killed in Ukraine

In a post, the 45-year-old’s family said he “made the ultimate sacrifice” by standing up to Vladimir Putin’s troops in Ukraine

They said he died in December.

It reads: “On enlisting in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he made the ultimate sacrifice to defend values we all believe in.

“He is survived by his son and daughter, to whom he was devoted.”

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesman said: “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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