A British national who was killed in Ukraine has been named by family and friends as Jonathan Shenkin.
Shenkin, 45, from Glasgow, “died as a hero in an act of bravery as a paramedic”, his family wrote in a tribute on social media. He is the eighth Briton to be killed in Ukraine since the conflict began nearly a year ago.
In a post on Facebook, Shenkin’s family said he died in Ukraine in December. They said:
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.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Shenkin lived in London and Malta before joining the Israeli army. His family say he ran his own security business and worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, Somalia, Angola, the Philippines and South Korea.
A spokesperson from the UK’s foreign office said:
We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Ukraine, and are in contact with the local authorities.