One of the British aid workers who disappeared in Ukraine has his family expressing concern about his health and whereabouts.
Chris Parry (28), was last seen leaving Kramatorsk to Soledar on Friday morning with Andrew Bagshaw, a fellow Briton. Contact was lost.
His family released the following statement: “We are very concerned and worried about Chris’s health and whereabouts right now.
“He is an exceptional person, compassionate and caring. We are proud of his work in Ukraine liberating the elderly and disabled.
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“We, his family, and partner, love him very deeply and would be grateful for your privacy at this difficult time.”
Donetsk officers have stated that they are conducting operational and investigative measures to locate them.
Originating from Cornwall, Mr Parry was a running coach in Cheltenham at the time Russia invaded.
His brave actions on the front lines saw him evacuate residents from Severodonetsk, which was under siege in June. Later, he operated east of Lyman.
He said Sky News last year that “sometimes, when you see some really terrible things, it does stay with me.”
Andrew Bagshaw’s family, 48, a New Zealander, released an earlier statement in which he was described as “very intelligent” and stated that he traveled to Ukraine because it was the “morally right thing.”
They said that Andrew’s parents are very proud of him and his work in delivering food and medicine and helping elderly people to move away from the front lines of war.
A spokesperson for the Foreign Office stated that they were supporting the families of two British citizens who are missing in Ukraine.