Finbar, a fine Human Being, and will be deeply Missed, Rest in Peace.

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Family of man killed in Ukraine says he stood ‘against all forms of imperialism’

• 30 Apr 2023

Finbar Cafferke.© Shell to Sea PA

THE FAMILY OF an Irishman who was killed in Ukraine have paid tribute to him, saying that he was “against all forms of imperialism, be it US, British, or Russian”.

Cafferkey, who was in his 40s and from Achill Island, was killed fighting Russian forces in eastern Ukraine in recent days.

He was a seasoned activist who had taken part in the Shell to Sea protests against the Corrib Gas project, later fighting in Syria against ISIS. 

Finbar’s brother Colm issued a statement on behalf of the Cafferkey family, saying that he possessed “clear eyed bravery” and was in Ukraine “to help the Ukrainian people, as he would have helped any person in the world who was under attack”. 

Colm said: “My brother Finbar has always been fair minded, strong willed, and unafraid.

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