The household of one of many British assist employees lacking in Ukraine have mentioned they’re “very worried and concerned” about his well being and whereabouts.
Chris Parry, 28, was final seen on Friday morning leaving Kramatorsk for Soledar with fellow Briton Andrew Bagshaw earlier than contact was misplaced.
In a press release his household mentioned: “We are very worried and concerned about the health and whereabouts of Chris right now.
“He is a unprecedented one that is compassionate and caring and wouldn’t be dissuaded from his work in Ukraine liberating aged and disabled folks, which we’re very pleased with.
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“We, his family and partner, all love him very much and would be grateful if our privacy could be respected at this difficult time.”
Officers in Donetsk have mentioned they’re finishing up investigative and operational measures to attempt to discover them.
Originally from Cornwall, Mr Parry had been working as a operating coach in Cheltenham when Russia invaded on 24 February final yr.
His daring actions on the entrance line noticed him evacuating residents from the besieged metropolis of Severodonetsk earlier than it fell in June and later working east of Lyman.
He advised Sky News final yr: “Sometimes, when you see some pretty terrible things it does stay with you.”
Freelance journalist Daphne Wesdorp, who took an image of Mr Parry simply earlier than he disappeared, advised Sky News: “I hope for a miracle.
“Either that they’re caught in a basement someplace or that they’re captured by the Russians, a minimum of they might be alive.
“It doesn’t look good at this point because it is not possible to go to Soledar anymore. We are hoping for a miracle.”
The household of the opposite lacking Briton, 48-year-old Andrew Bagshaw, who lives in New Zealand, earlier launched a press release describing him as “very intelligent” and mentioned he went to Ukraine as a result of he believed it was the “morally right thing to do”.
They added: “Andrew’s parents love him dearly and are immensely proud of all the work he has been doing delivering food and medicines and assisting elderly people move from near the battlefront of the war.”
A Foreign Office spokesperson mentioned: “We are supporting the families of two British men who have gone missing in Ukraine.”