Son of former ‘sports minister’ of Russian-occupied Crimea killed in Ukraine

12 April, 12:38 PM
Сина Георгія Шестака мобілізували у жовтні після указу диктатора Володимира Путіна (Photo:Фокус)

Сина Георгія Шестака мобілізували у жовтні після указу диктатора Володимира Путіна (Photo:Фокус)

The son of Georgy Shestak – the former so-called minister of sports of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea – has been killed in fighting in Ukraine, Radio Liberty reported on April 11.

Denis Shestak was killed in action on April 7, the U.S. state media outlet reported. His death was confirmed by the "Federation of Sports Wrestling of Crimea."

"On April 7, a coach in Greco-Roman wrestling of sports school No. 7, master of sports in Greco-Roman wrestling, silver medalist of the Ukrainian championship, son of the first vice-president of the Federation of Sports Wrestling of the Republic of Crimea Georgy Yakovlevich Shestak – Denis Shestak from Bakhchisaray district – was killed in the line of duty,"the federation reported.

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Denis Shestak was mobilized in October 2022 after Russian dictator Vladimir Putin issued a degree on “partial” mobilization in Russia that foresaw the calling up of almost 1 million Russians to the army, in three waves of 300,000 each.

Under the Geneva conventions, it is illegal for an occupying power to mobilize to its army members of the population of a territory under military occupation.

On April 11, about 500 Russian troops were eliminated in Ukraine. In total, the invader’s losses since the beginning of the full-scale invasion have now exceeded 180,000 soldiers.

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