The body of Cornish volunteer Chris Parry who was killed in Ukraine has reportedly been recovered as part of a prisoner swap with Russia.

Mr Parry, 28, disappeared alongside fellow Brit Andrew Bagshaw, 48, while "attempting a humanitarian evacuation" in early January.

He death was confirmed later that month when the Foreign Office said their vehicles were hit by Russian artillery fire near the town of Soledar in Ukraine's Donetsk region.

The Ukrainian government have now reportedly said that their bodies have now been returned to them, but no there’s no news yet when they will be handed to British embassy staff to be flown home.

His family had said in a statement when his death was confirmed: "His selfless determination in helping the old, young and disadvantaged there has made us and his larger family extremely proud.

"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.

"Chris was a confident, outward looking and adventurous young man who was loyal to everyone he knew. He lived and worked away as a software engineer but Cornwall was always his home. “

Mr Parry had been a pupil at Kea Primary School and then Penair School in Truro.