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Belarusian volunteer fighter Mujahedeen killed near Bakhmut

He has been fighting alongside Ukrainian troops since 2014.

Belarusian volunteer fighter Mujahedeen killed near Bakhmut
Photo: Telegram/DENI VENDETTI

Well-known Ukrainian fighter Daniil Lyashuk with the call sign Mujahedeen was killed in combat in the Bakhmut sector, RBC-Ukraine has reported, quoting his Telegram channel.

"Unfortunately, we are forced to announce the death of our friend, our brother, a person close to us. We ask the authorities to confer the title of Hero of Ukraine and grant posthumous citizenship to the hero who fought for Ukraine," the post reads.

Lyashuk is a Ukrainian soldier from the city of Brest (Republic of Belarus). After the annexation of Crimea in 2014, he decided to fight on the side of Ukraine and joined the ranks of the Tornado volunteer battalion, which operated in eastern Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone.

In 2015, he was detained in a case against the Tornado battalion, of which he was a member. In 2017, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but in June 2021, he was released under the Savchenko Law, according to which one day of pre-trial detention is counted as two days of serving a sentence.

In March 2022, after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Lyashuk returned to the front. Before his death, the fighter was wounded twice while delivering a captured Russian soldier to his unit.

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