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2 British Volunteers Killed during Evacuation Process in Ukraine

Wed 25 Jan 2023 | 09:03 AM
Omnia Ahmed

Two British citizens, who had been reported missing in Ukraine earlier this month, were killed while evacuating people from Soledar in the eastern Donetsk Oblast, the UK Foreign Office announced.

Andrew Bagshaw, 48, and Christopher Parry, 28, went missing while heading to the town of Soledar where heavy fighting took place.

In a statement, Parry's family confirmed the news that both men were killed.

"It is with great sadness we have to announce that our beloved Chrissy has been killed along with his colleague Andrew Bagshaw whilst attempting a humanitarian evacuation from Soledar, eastern Ukraine," the statement read.

The statement added that Parry "found himself drawn to Ukraine in March in its darkest hour at the start of the Russian invasion and helped those most in need, saving over 400 lives plus many abandoned animals."

On 9 January, the Ukrainian police noted that they lost contact with Bagshaw and Perry after they headed for Soledar.

Bagshaw, a resident of New Zealand, was in Ukraine to assist in delivering humanitarian aid, according to New Zealand media reports.