Ukrainian powerlifting star killed in fight in Donetsk – RT Sport News

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The Strongman Federation of Ukraine announced the death of former champion Andrey Dmitriev, who was killed in a fight near Bakhmut/Artyomovsk.

“He died defending his homeland. Multiple winner of Ukrainian championships. Strongman sports master, president of Sumy FMU [federation of strongmen]”, Read the Facebook post Dmitriev shared on January 5, along with the photos.

“Our family of strong men suffered an irreparable loss. Andrei was killed near Bakhmut [Ukrainian name for Artyomovsk]. We remember you… we grieve with your loved ones and loved ones, he added.

The A Twitter account The Verkhovna Rada, for Ukraine’s parliament, also shared a note on Dmitriev’s death, saying he was injured and lost contact on December 31 before his death was known.

The city of Artyomovsk/Bakhmut, part of the Donetsk front, has been under siege for the past few weeks. Although Kyiv severely restricts media access, reports describe high casualties among Ukrainian soldiers.

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Speaking to Newsweek in December, the retired US Marine, who leads the Mozart Band, which helps train Ukrainian fighters, said the town was. “Scary and Sad” place

Ukrainian units practice with Mozart “suffered an extraordinary loss,” said Andrew Milburn. “The figures we read in the media, about 70% and more casualties are not an exaggeration as usual,” he added.

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