A New Zealand citizen has been killed in action in Ukraine, a report from CNN affiliate Radio New Zealand (RNZ) confirmed Tuesday.
The man, a former New Zealand Defense Force soldier, died in a frontline battle in eastern Ukraine, RNZ said, citing sources in the country.
New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of the reports of his death, according to RNZ.
The soldier is the third New Zealander to be killed in Ukraine since the war began last year, RNZ said.
Kane Te Tai, a former New Zealand Defence Force soldier, had been in Ukraine for almost a year.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was aware of reports of his death.