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Two missing British nationals volunteering in Ukraine are named

Two British nationals who were reported missing in Ukraine have been named.

Andrew Bagshaw and Christopher Parry, who are volunteers helping with civilian evacuation and humanitarian efforts in the war-torn Donetsk region, were reported missing by the area’s police department.

They were last seen leaving Kramatorsk for Soledar at 8am last Friday, and contact was then lost.

They were reported missing at about 5.15pm the following day.

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Officers in Donetsk have said they are carrying out investigative and operational measures to establish their location.

An FCDO spokesperson said: “We are supporting the families of two British men who have gone missing in Ukraine.”

Areas of eastern Ukraine have been under heavy missile fire from Russian forces in recent weeks.

Russia claims it recently carried out a massive strike on Ukrainian facilities in Kramatorsk, which it says resulted in the death of 600 Ukrainian servicemen.

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However, the claims, by Russia’s defence ministry, have been contested by some – with satellite images showing intact dormitory buildings in the areas where it claims to have hit.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old woman was killed and several others were wounded after a Russian missile strike on a market in the eastern village of Shevchenkove on Monday, the regional governor said.

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