two british who moved to Ukraine how volunteers were killed during an attempted “humanitarian evacuation” in the town of Soledar, the scene of intense clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces, revealed this Tuesday one of the families.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Chrissy has been killed alongside his colleague Andrew Bagshaw, as they attempted a humanitarian evacuation in Soledar”in eastern Ukraine, Christopher Parry’s family said in a statement released by the British Foreign Office.
“He couldn’t stop going to Ukraine in March, in the darkest moment at the beginning of the Russian invasion, to help those who needed it most, saving more than 400 lives and those of many abandoned animals’ added the family.
British volunteers had been missing for several weeks
Christopher Parry, 28 years old, and Andrew Bagshaw, 48 years old and who lived in New Zealand, according to the ‘media’ of that country, were missing for several weeks.
Businessman close to the Kremlin and founder of the Wagner paramilitary group, Evguéni Prigojine, had disclosed on January 11 that his fighters found the body of one of the British at Soledar.
This city in eastern Ukraine, which had 10,000 inhabitants before the war, it was largely destroyed in bombings in early January.
A first humanitarian convoy arrived in Soledar on Friday to help the population.
Russians announced conquest of Soledar
Russian Army and Wagner group mercenaries announced It’s been almost two weeks since they conquered this town near Bakhmout, which the Russians have been trying to conquer for months.
However, the Ukrainians did not officially recognize the fall of Soledar, assuring that the fighting continues in the western zone.