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British national becomes eighth to die in Ukraine since war began, Foreign Office confirms | World | News

A British national has died in Ukraine, the government said. A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British national who died in Ukraine, and are in contact with the local authorities.”

It is not yet known what the Brit was doing in the war-torn country.

This person is the eighth Brit to die in Ukraine since the war began.

Today’s announcement about the eighth Briton to die comes around five weeks after the deaths of British humanitarian aid workers Andrew Bagshaw, 48, and Christopher Parry, 28.

The family of Mr Bagshaw said the two men were killed when they attempted to rescue an elderly woman from the besieged city of Soledar and their car was hit by a shell. They were last seen on January 6.

In a statement released by the UK Foreign Office in January, the family of Mr Parry said his “selfless determination in helping the old, young, and disadvantaged” had made them “extremely proud”.

They added: “We never imagined we would be saying goodbye to Chris when he had such a full life ahead of him. He was a caring son, fantastic brother, a best friend to so many, and a loving partner to Olga.”

Before heading to Ukraine, Mr Parry had been working as a running coach. The family estimate he may have saved over 400 lives plus those of abandoned animals.

The first Briton to die in the conflict was father-of-three Scott Sibley, from Immingham, Lincolnshire, who was killed in a drone attack on April 22 last year.

He was 36 when a drone dropped mortar shells on his regiment in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine.

At his inquest in November, senior coroner Darren Salter ruled today that the Army veteran, described by his family as a “protector” with a “good heart”, was “killed while on active service for the Ukrainian army”, and described the events leading up to his death.

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