UKRAINE (April 29, 2022)—A former US Marine has been killed fighting alongside Ukrainian forces – the first US citizen known to have died in combat in the war with Russia.
Willy Joseph Cancel, 22, was killed on Monday while working for a military contracting company that sent him to Ukraine, his mother, Rebecca Cabrera, told CNN.
Cabrera said her son was working as a corrections officer in Tennessee and had signed up to work with the private military contractor shortly before fighting began in Ukraine in late February. She told CNN he agreed to go to Ukraine.
British Man Captured By Russian Forces
An injured British man wearing military fatigues has been captured by Russian forces in Ukraine and paraded on television.
Named as Andrew Hill, he was filmed with a bandaged left arm and a makeshift bandage around his head.
The captured man may be about 35 years-old, according to Sky News.
He was filmed while being questioned, saying he had travelled to Ukraine of his own accord to help the country, Reuters reported.
Mr. Hill signaled a connection with the International Legion, a unit set up by the Ukrainian government for foreigners who want to fight in support of the war effort.
Asked by his questioners about his rank, the Briton said: “I don’t have a rank… I just know the foreign legion said I could help.”
Russia’s defense ministry said he had surrendered to Russian troops in the Mykolaiv region of southwestern Ukraine.
It is the same region where a second British man, Scott Sibley, 36, a former soldier, was killed a few days ago.
During filming, Mr. Hill said he was from Plymouth and had four children and a partner.
Russian soldiers took his passport, he added.
Two other British men have also been detained by Russian forces in Ukraine.
Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were captured earlier this month while defending the southeastern city of Mariupol.
British Army Veteran Killed In Ukraine
On Thursday it was revealed a British army veteran had been killed after he was believed to have travelled to Ukraine to fight.
It is not clear on what day Scott Sibley, 36, was killed but it is thought to have been a few days ago in southern or eastern Ukraine.
Mr Sibley’s family has been informed about the situation and is being supported by the Foreign Office.
Meanwhile, two British aid workers have reportedly been captured by Russian forces.
UK non-profit organisation Presidium Network said Paul Urey, 45, and Dylan Healy, 22, were captured on Monday.
They are understood to have been seized at a checkpoint south of the city of Zaporizhzhia in southeastern Ukraine.
Source: Sky News wrote the original article. Bee News Daily and CNN contributed.