Two UK assist employees ‘captured’ by Russian forces in Ukraine
Two British males working as assist volunteers in Ukraine have been taken captive by Russian forces on suspicion they’re “spies”, a non-profit organisation and the household of one among them mentioned Friday.
Paul Urey and Dylan Healy had been “captured” by Russian troopers on Monday at a checkpoint south of the town of Zaporizhzhia in southeastern Ukraine, in keeping with Presidium Community, a humanitarian organisation.
The pair had been mentioned to be working independently to attempt to get susceptible Ukrainians out, and had been arrested as they drove to assist a girl and her two youngsters in Zaporizhzhia.
Presidium Community mentioned it had supplied to assist Urey and Healy after listening to of their volunteer efforts, however the pair weren’t affiliated with the non-governmental organisation, which has been energetic in Ukraine.
After the checkpoint arrests, the girl’s home “was stormed by armed Russian troopers”, Presidium co-founder Dominik Byrne mentioned in an announcement.
“They made her husband lie on the ground and requested her how she knew these British spies,” he mentioned, insisting that the pair weren’t spies however humanitarian employees.
Urey, born in 1977, is a Kind 1 diabetic and desires common insulin doses, in keeping with his mom Linda Urey, who mentioned his household was “extraordinarily apprehensive”.
“He was on the market on his personal accord. We would like everybody’s help to carry (my) son house and pray he’s protected,” she mentioned.