A BRITISH aid group says it believes two Britons have been abducted by Putin’s forces in south-eastern Ukraine.
Dominik Byrne, co-founder and chief operating officer of Presidium Network, says no one has been heard from the missing workers since Monday.
The men – identified as Paul Urey and Dylan Healy – had operated alone in Ukraine’s war zone and had not been linked to any aid group.
Byrne believes the pair were snatched by Putin’s forces while trying to carry out an independent evacuation in Dniprorudne, near the town of Zaporizhzhia, about 470 kilometers (290 miles) southeast of Kiev.
He also said that the family that the two men had tried to evacuate were later questioned by Russian forces, who asked them about British spies.
Russia has not acknowledged or confirmed that it has taken the men.
International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “The State Department is doing everything it can to support and identify these two individuals.”
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