UK medic killed while volunteering in Ukraine
A British man has been killed in war-torn Ukraine while volunteering as a medic, the foreign ministry said Thursday.
The sister of Craig Mackintosh said he had been killed in action on August 24 and has launched an online fundraiser to repatriate his body.
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“Our brother bravely volunteered to go... as a medic to help save lives in this war-torn country,” Lorna Mackintosh wrote on the GoFundMe page.
“In the line of duty, helping others he lost his life. This selfless man is currently stranded in a morgue in Ukraine and there is no help to get him home,” she added.
The page has already raised almost double the £4,500 ($5,222, 5,208 euros) target required to pay for his body to be returned to the UK.
“He needs to come back home to have the service he deserves. A true hero’s service surrounded by his family and friends,” she added.
The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office said it was supporting the family of a Mackintosh, who came from Norfolk in east England.
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