Mourners honour British volunteer killed evacuating civilians on Ukraine frontline
British volunteer Andrew Bagshaw, 47, was killed trying to rescue civilians on the Ukraine frontline – Copyright AFP Sergei SUPINSKY
Mourners gathered at a Kyiv church on Sunday to honour Andrew Bagshaw, one of two British volunteers who died as they were evacuating civilians from fierce fighting in Ukraine’s Donetsk region.
Bagshaw, 47, and Chris Parry, 28, were reported missing in early January after having set out for the town of Soledar, which saw heavy fighting in recent weeks between Ukrainian and Russian forces.
Their families confirmed their deaths this week, with a statement from Bagshaw’s relatives saying the pair “were attempting to rescue an elderly woman from Soledar… when their car was hit by an artillery shell”