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Two British nationals working as volunteers have been killed in Ukraine


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Two British volunteers who had been reported lacking in jap Ukraine have been killed, in line with a household assertion launched Tuesday.

Andrew Bagshaw, 48, and Christopher Parry, 28, went lacking earlier this month whereas heading to the city of Soledar, within the jap Donetsk area, the place heavy combating occurred.

Parry’s household confirmed in an announcement launched by Britain’s International Workplace that each males have been killed.

“It’s with nice disappointment we’ve got to announce that our beloved Chrissy has been killed alongside along with his colleague Andrew Bagshaw while trying a humanitarian evacuation from Soledar, jap Ukraine,” it stated.

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Parry, from Truro in Cornwall, was described by his household within the assertion.

“His selfless willpower in serving to the outdated, younger and deprived there has made us and his bigger household extraordinarily proud. 

“We by no means imagined we’d be saying goodbye to Chris when he had such a full life forward of him. He was a caring son, incredible brother, a finest pal to so many and a loving companion to Olga.”

The assertion added that Parry “discovered himself drawn to Ukraine in March in its darkest hour at first of the Russian invasion and helped these most in want, saving over 400 lives plus many deserted animals.”

Ukrainian police stated on 9 January that they misplaced contact with Bagshaw and Parry after they headed for Soledar.

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Bagshaw, a resident of New Zealand, was in Ukraine to help in delivering humanitarian assist, in line with New Zealand media stories. 

“He [and Parry], have been trying to rescue an aged girl from Soledar, in an space of intense army motion, when their automotive was hit by an artillery shell,” Bagshaw’s household stated. 

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“Andrew selflessly took many private dangers and saved many lives; we love him and are very proud certainly of what he did.”


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