Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw went missing last month after travelling to the eastern Ukraine town of Soledar to volunteer with aid efforts, but were killed while attempting to rescue an elderly woman during intense military action. The bodies of two British volunteers have been returned following a prisoner swap with Russia, Ukraine has announced. Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 48, were killed attempting a “humanitarian evacuation” in Ukraine. The pair went missing last month after travelling to the under-siege town of Soledar, in the east of the country, to volunteer with aid efforts. ‘Significant accident’ at substation – Ukraine war updates Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian president’s office, said the bodies were handed over by the Russians in a prisoner-of-war exchange on Saturday. He tweeted: “Another big POWs swap. We managed to get back 116 of our people. “Those are the defenders of Mariupol, Kherson partisans, snipers from Bakhmut vicinities, and other heroes of ours. “We managed to take the bodies of the foreign volunteers who’d perished, Christopher Matthew Perry and Andrew Tobias Matthew, as well as the body of Evgen Kulyk, a Ukrainian who’d served with the French Foreign Legion and volunteered to join the Ukrainian forces.” Image: Chris Parry travelled to help the Ukrainian war effort ‘Our son saved many lives’ The men had attempted to rescue an elderly woman in Soledar in the eastern Donetsk region during intense military action when their car was struck by an artillery shell, according to a statement from Mr Bagshaw’s parents.

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