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Australian man Trevor Kjeldal has been killed in Ukraine where he is believed to have been fighting amid Russia’s invasion. 

Mr Kjeldal’s family confirmed his death in a statement to the ABC on Saturday and said that their depth of sadness at his loss was “unfathomable”.

Trevor was a very treasured and loved member of our family,” the family said.

Speaking at a press conference on the Sunshine Coast, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said news of the man’s death was “tragic”.

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“My condolences go to this gentleman’s family and friends,” he told reporters.

“I remind people that the DFAT  advice is that you should not travel to Ukraine. It’s a dangerous place. But my heart goes out to the family and friends of the gentleman involved.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT said they were providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family and request their privacy be respected during this difficult time,” DFAT said.

“Owing to our privacy obligations we are unable to provide further comment”.

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