Two British nationals have been reported missing in Ukraine, according to local police.

The pair, who are volunteers helping with the evacuation of civilians and humanitarian efforts in the war Donetsk regionwere reported missing by the local police department.

They were last seen leaving Kramatorsk for Soledar at 8 a.m. on Friday January 6, after which police said contact was lost.

Both men were reported missing at Bakhmut District Police Department around 5:15 p.m. the following day, January 7.

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Officers in Donetsk said they were carrying out investigative and operational measures to establish the location of missing persons.

An FCDO spokesman said: ‘We are supporting the families of two British men who went missing in Ukraine.

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

Russia says it recently carried out a massive strike against Ukrainian installations in Kramatorsk, which it says resulted in the deaths of 600 Ukrainian servicemen.

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However, the Russian Defense Ministry’s claims have been disputed by some, with satellite images showing intact sleeping quarters in areas where he claims to have struck.

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

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