US confirms death of second citizen in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, 22 June 2022, (TON): The United States confirmed that a second American was killed fighting for Ukraine, as it warned of risks amid worries over two other US citizens captured battling Russia.

The State Department said “52-year-old Stephen Zabielski died in Ukraine and that it was providing his family with consular assistance.”

A State Department spokesperson said “we once again reiterate US citizens should not travel to Ukraine due to the active armed conflict and the singling out of US citizens in Ukraine by Russian government security officials.”

The spokesperson called on US citizens in Ukraine to depart immediately if it is safe to do so using any commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.

Zabielski is the second American known to be killed fighting for Ukraine since Russia attacked its neighbor in February.

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