Dane reportedly killed in Ukraine

Foreign Ministry is working to substantiate reports that a 25-year-old was killed while fighting for the Ukrainian foreign legion

The foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod, told reporters today his ministry was looking into news of a Danish citizen being killed in Ukraine.

TV2 reported last night that a 25-year-old Danish man had been killed while fighting for the Ukrainian foreign legion near Mykolaiv.

Last night, TV2 reporter Rasmus Tantholdt said he could confirm the man’s death via several independent sources.

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Russian have the body
This morning, Tantholdt said sources told him they had seen images of a deceased individual who resembles the 25-year-old man on Russian channels.

The man’s body is reported to be in the hands of the Russians, and it is therefore proving difficult for the Foreign Ministry to confirm his death.

His death is reported to have occurred three days ago and is the first Dane reported to be killed in action during the War in Ukraine.

According to Sky News, a British citizen was killed and another is missing from the same area while fighting for the Ukrainian forces.