A former British serviceman has been killed fighting for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, his family has said. 

Jordan Gatley, who left the British army in March and travelled to Ukraine, was described as “a hero” by his father Dean.

He died last week in the ongoing battle for the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, Donetsk Region, which continues to see intense fighting.

Mr. Gatley’s father said on social media that his son had been helping train local forces, and was shot dead on the front line while defending the city.

There has been fierce street fighting in Severodonetsk with heavy artillery said to be causing huge casualties.

Jordan Gatley is the second Briton to be killed in Russia’s war on Ukraine after the death of Scott Sibley in April.

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