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Two Britons have been killed while attempting a humanitarian evacuation from Ukraine.
British volunteer Chris Parry and his colleague Andrew Bagshaw died in Soledar in eastern Ukraine, Parry's family said in a statement released by Britain's foreign office on Tuesday.
The statement from Mr Parry's family said: '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.
'His selfless determination in helping the old, young and disadvantaged there has made us and his larger family extremely proud. We never imagined we would be saying goodbye to Chris when he had such a full life ahead of him. He was a caring son, fantastic brother, a best friend to so many and a loving partner to Olga.
Smoke rises after shelling in Soledar, the site of heavy battles with Russian forces in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023
'Chris was a confident, outward looking and adventurous young man who was loyal to everyone he knew. He lived and worked away as a software engineer but Cornwall was always his home. He loved rock climbing, cycling, running and skydiving and wanted to travel the world.
'He 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.
'It is impossible to put into words how much he will be missed but he will forever be in our hearts.
'We feel so privileged that he chose our family to be part of.'
Christopher Parry is pictured with a girl whose family he helped to evacuate from the frontlines
The National Police of Ukraine wrote in a social media post: 'On January 7, around 5:15pm, the duty unit of the Bakhmut district police department received a report of the disappearance of two volunteers - citizens of Great Britain, aged 28 and 48.
'It is known that the day before, January 6, at eight o'clock in the morning, Andrew Bagshaw and Christopher Parry left