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Newsline: Russian ambassador summoned over death of British aid worker in Ukraine

The Foreign Office has summoned Russian ambassador Andrey Kelin to express “deep concerns” over the reported the death of a British national in captivity in eastern Ukraine. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss summoned the ambassador for a dressing down by a senior official amid concerns Paul Urey died while being detained by Russian-backed separatists. Ms Truss said: “I am shocked to hear reports of the death of British aid worker Paul Urey while in the custody of a Russian proxy in Ukraine. “Russia must bear the full responsibility for this. Those responsible will be held to accountable,” she said. (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russian-ambassador-summonsed-over-reported-143754726.html) An official in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) earlier said Mr Urey had died. The British charity Presidium Network described him as a humanitarian worker and denied he had any military background. Mr Urey, 45, was detained and charged with “mercenary activities” by separatists in the DPR, a breakaway entity that is recognised only by Russia, Syria and North Korea.

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