Jordan Gatley was described as “truly a hero” by his family in an emotional online tribute, which said he was shot dead in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk
A former British soldier has been killed in fighting on the front lines in Ukraine, his family says.
Jordan Gatley was described as “truly a hero” by the family in an emotional online tribute.
The public post said Jordan was shot dead in the city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, and the family received the devastating news on Friday.
Dean Gatley wrote on Facebook: “Yesterday (06/10/22) we received the devastating news that our son Jordan has been shot dead in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk.
“Jordan left the British Army in March this year to pursue his military career in other areas. The war against Europe had started, so after much deliberation he went to Ukraine to help.” (see)
He said they had several messages from Jordan’s team about the wealth of his knowledge, his skills as a soldier and how much he loves his job.
Loved by his team and family, Jordan made a difference in the lives of many, the poignant tribute reads.
The Post added, “Jordan and his team took so much pride in their work and he often told me that the missions they undertook were dangerous but necessary.
“He loved his job and we are so proud of him. He was truly a hero and will always be in our hearts.”
As the former commander of Ukraine’s Azov National Guard Regiment said on Sunday, the bodies of scores of Ukrainian militants killed during the siege of the Azovstal Steel Plant in the southern city of Mariupol are still awaiting recovery.
Maksym Zhorin said that according to the terms of a recent exchange, about 220 bodies of those killed in Azovstal had already been sent to Kyiv, but “just as many bodies still lie in Mariupol.”
“Discussions continue for more exchanges to bring all bodies back home. Absolutely all bodies must be returned and we will work on that,” Zhorin added in a video published on his Telegram channel.
He said a third of the dead belonged to the Azov battalion, while the others belonged to border guard and naval officers, as well as the police.
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