Russia publishes names of 100 British ‘mercenaries’ they say are fighting for Ukraine

Russian sources have revealed a listing of what they declare are 100 British ‘mercenaries’ fighting in Ukraine, together with the identify of one girl. 

It comes on the information {that a} British father has been killed in Ukraine and a second Briton is lacking after the pair apparently joined native forces fighting Russia. 

Scott Sibley, a veteran of the British armed forces who served within the Commando Logistic Support Squadron in Afghanistan, has been named as the primary UK casualty in Ukraine. 

A professional-war Telegram channel known as Rybar with nearly 400,000 subscribers claimed the 100 British residents whose names had been revealed had been half of the ‘International Legion of Territorial Defence of Ukraine’, also called the Ukrainian (*100*) Legion.

The checklist doesn’t embrace the identify of Scott Sibley and it’s unclear how genuine it’s. 

Scott Sibley, a veteran of the British armed forces, has been named as the Briton who died in Ukraine

Scott Sibley, a veteran of the British armed forces, has been named because the Briton who died in Ukraine

Shaun Pinner (left) and Aiden Aslin (right), who had been serving in the Ukrainian marines, were captured by Putin's troops in the city of Mariupol earlier this month

Shaun Pinner (left) and Aiden Aslin (proper), who had been serving within the Ukrainian marines, had been captured by Putin’s troops within the metropolis of Mariupol earlier this month

‘On April 5 we stated that there have been lower than 700 individuals there, excluding workers of PMCs [private military companies],’ stated a report from the pro-Putin Russian channel.

‘Now you understand their names, dates of delivery and ID numbers.’

It is unclear the place the checklist got here from however Rybar suggests it was obtained by way of the places of work of the governor of Mykolayiv area, Vitaliy Kim.

The names don’t embrace British fighters just lately detained by the Russians in Mariupol.

The publication of the checklist comes on the identical day Ukrainian navy officers launched pictured and revealed names of Russian troopers dubbed the ‘Despicable Ten’ accused of finishing up struggle crimes in Bucha.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence launched the names and faces of the lads, stating: ‘Ten Russian butchers from the sixty fourth brigade have been recognized and named suspects accountable for committing the Bucha bloodbath.

‘This unit [has] been awarded for its atrocities, and returned to the battlefield. Justice for struggle criminals is inevitable.’

The UK’s (*100*) Office confirmed that British nationwide Sibley had been killed in Ukraine and the whereabouts of a second Briton is unknown.

It is believed that the 2 males had been fighting in opposition to Russian fighters after becoming a member of Ukrainian troopers as volunteers, however this stays unconfirmed. 

Friends of Sibley, fondly nicknamed Sibs, have paid tribute to the veteran, who’s believed to have died on 23 April, and arrange a GoFundMe web page to lift money for his funeral.

‘Scott was a son, father, brother and uncle,’ his good friend Craig wrote on the web page. ‘To me he was a good friend like no different and the bravest particular person I’ve had the pleasure to have recognized, he was pretty much as good as a brother to me.

‘His life could have been lower brief however he lived to the total and did issues the Sibs manner, proper till the top.’

Another fundraising web page arrange for Sibley’s relations described his ‘infectious chuckle’, including: ‘We all have recollections with him and he has helped us in numerous methods.’

Sibley leaves behind his daughter who was recognized with stage 4 excessive danger Neuroblastoma, a uncommon type of most cancers that largely impacts younger youngsters.

Following her analysis in 2018, Sibley shaved his head in order that his daughter wouldn’t really feel completely different when she lost her hair, reported the BBC. 

Sibley’s former squadron, the Army’s Logistic Support Squadron, paid tribute to the veteran, writing: ‘This week the Sqn has lost a former serving soldier. A person that confirmed Commando spirit till the top. RIP. Scott Sibley.’

A former comrade, Alex Darwin, paid tribute to his good friend. ‘Sib, I’m in full disbelief. What a pleasure to have served alongside you, to know you and to have skilled your sort nature.

‘You had been there for me and I’ll perpetually be grateful. One hell of a good looking man, in and out.’

Friends of Sibley, fondly nicknamed Sibs, have paid tribute to the veteran, who is believed to have died on 23 April, and set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral. Sibley served in the British Army's Commando Logistic Support Squadron

Friends of Sibley, fondly nicknamed Sibs, have paid tribute to the veteran, who’s believed to have died on 23 April, and arrange a GoFundMe web page to lift money for his funeral. Sibley served within the British Army’s Commando Logistic Support Squadron

There was no reply final night time from Scott Sibley’s household house – a humble finish of terrace home on a council property within the village of South Killingholme, close to Immingham, North Lincolnshire.

It is known Scott grew up within the space with mum Mary, dad Melvin, often called Mel, and sister Victoria.

Locals stated Scott had left the household house and understood he had been residing in London along with his circle of relatives.

Neighbour Tracey Mcinanny stated: ‘They are away. They have gone all the way down to be with Scott’s household. We solely know what we have now heard on the information.

I imagine he went to Immingham School. His dad, Mel, works away. I’ve lived right here a number of years and they had been right here once I obtained right here.

‘I assume they have gone to London to be with the youngsters Scott had. Like most youngsters, he had moved away from his dad and mom to get on with their lives.

‘It could be very unhappy. But the man thought he was doing what was proper.

‘I keep in mind Scott as an older teenager. I didn’t know him however him and his sister appeared good, quiet children.

‘They stored themselves to themselves. Both dad and mom had been working. You all the time hear concerning the unhealthy children however by no means Scott or sister.’

The (*100*), Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) didn’t present particulars on why the lads had been in Ukraine.

‘We can verify {that a} British National has been killed in Ukraine and are supporting their household,’ a FCDO spokesperson stated.

Speaking of the second British man, the spokesperson stated: ‘We are conscious of a British National who’s lacking in Ukraine and are supporting their household. We are urgently looking for additional info. ‘ 

A quantity of Britons travelled to Ukraine after Russia invaded the nation on February 24 to combat on the entrance strains in opposition to Vladimir Putin’s males.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had known as for international fighters to hitch his nation’s defence in opposition to Russia within the days after the invasion.

Downing Street has strongly suggested in opposition to Britons from travelling to Ukraine to combat, while serving members of the British Armed Forces have been banned from doing so.

Earlier this month, Britons Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, had been captured by Russian forces and have since been paraded on Russian state media the place they pleaded to be swapped for a pro-Kremlin prisoner.

Emergency service employees work at the site of residential houses damaged by a missile attack, as Russia's invasion continues, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Thursday

Emergency service workers work on the website of residential homes broken by a missile assault, as Russia’s invasion continues, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, on Thursday

Aslin and Shaun Pinner final week requested on Russian state tv for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intervene and guarantee they had been exchanged for Vladimir Putin’s ally Viktor Medvedchuk, who’s being held by Ukrainian authorities.

Pinner is a former Royal Anglian soldier and has made clear he considers Ukraine his second nation, the place he married.

The UK’s (*100*) Enlistment Act blocks residents from becoming a member of international militaries fighting nations at peace with Britain, and the federal government’s international secretary and defence minister have warned in opposition to Britons fighting in Ukraine after the struggle started in late February. 

Just days after the invasion on February 24, (*100*) Secretary Liz Truss was criticised after she stated she would ‘completely’ help Britons who selected to assist the struggle effort.

‘People could make their very own selections,’ she stated. ‘The individuals of Ukraine are fighting for freedom and democracy, not simply for Ukraine, however for the entire of Europe. Absolutely, if individuals wish to help that battle, I’d help them in doing that.’

The UK Government web site warns: ‘If you journey to Ukraine to combat, or to help others engaged within the battle, your actions could quantity to offences in opposition to UK laws and you possibly can be prosecuted in your return to the UK.’

At the outset of the invasion, Ukraine inspired foreigners to supply their help. President Zelensky has claimed 16,000 foreigners have travelled to Ukraine to withstand the Russians.

In March, teams of British males gathered exterior the Ukrainian embassy in London to supply their help.

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