Russia-Ukraine War

Navy SEAL Deserter Killed in Ukraine, Official Says

The Navy said Daniel W. Swift was killed Wednesday

A Ukrainian army anti-aircraft canon is seen not far from the town of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on Jan. 20, 2023.
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Former Navy SEAL Daniel W. Swift was killed in Ukraine on Wednesday, a Navy official told NBC News Friday.

Swift had been in active deserter status since March 11, 2019, the Navy Absentee Collection and Information Center said.

The center said it did not know why Swift was in the eastern European country that has been at war with Russia for a year.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “just peace” in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “You know how many parents lost their sons and daughters on the frontlines?” Zelenskyy said. “So what is just peace to them?”

For more on this story, go to NBC News.

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