Sky News reported, citing the UK Prime Minister’s Office, that the UK Foreign Office was “urgently” investigating reports related to the death of British mercenary Paul Urey.
Ombudsman of the Republic Daria Morozova previously reported that the British mercenary Paul Johnson Anthony Dominic Yuri, detained in the Donetsk People’s Republic, died as a result of chronic diseases, a depressed state of indifference to his fate in his homeland.
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister’s Office said the Foreign Office was “urgently checking” reports, adding that “we are thinking of his family and friends,” the channel said. The Prime Minister’s Office also described the news as “disturbing”, according to ITV.
The mercenary’s mother, Linda Ory, said she was “totally shocked” by the incident as the family received news of the death from the British Foreign Office.
According to Morozov, Uri was a professional soldier, participated in various conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, led military operations, and also recruited and trained mercenaries for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was detained in April last year while trying to break through a checkpoint controlled by the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Source: RIA Novosti