Tuesday, June 18, 2024

NZ soldier killed in Ukraine

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has confirmed reports that a soldier has been killed while on leave in Ukraine.

“The soldier was on a period of leave without pay at the time and was not on active duty with the NZDF,” it said in a statement this afternoon.

“At this early stage, there is still more information to be gathered in order to understand the circumstances fully.

“The New Zealand Army will work closely with the family of the soldier to offer support at this deeply sad time.”

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