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Ukraine war: Russia returns bodies of UK volunteers

The bodies of two British volunteers killed in eastern Ukraine in January have been recovered as part of a prisoner swap with Russia.

President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff said the bodies of Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 47, had now been returned to Ukraine.

No indication has been given as to when they will be handed to British embassy staff to be flown home.

The families of the men said they were killed during a humanitarian rescue.

BBC says the two volunteers were last seen heading to the city of Soledar on January 6.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor