An Ex-British soldier fighting for Ukraine has died on the front lines in the Donbas Region, as his father said in Facebook. Jordan Gatley, who left the British army in March and fleet to Ukraine, was described as “a hero” by his father Dean in a tribute on social media.
“He truly was a hero and will forever be in our hearts,” Jordan’s father, Dean Gatley, noted.
He had gone to Ukraine to help “after careful consideration”, he said.
According to the Facebook post, the family “had several messages from his team out there telling us of his wealth of knowledge, his skills as a soldier and his love of his job”.
“His team say they all loved him, as did we, and he made a massive difference to many people’s lives, not only soldiering, but also by training the Ukrainian forces,” the statement continued.
Severodonetsk became the center of Russian’s assault on Ukraine in recent days as the Kremlin doubled-down on its strategy to capture the Donbas region. Both the Ukrainians and the Russians said the opposing side suffered significant losses from the fighting.