Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Separatists of Slavyansk mourn the 'boys trying to be heroes’
Posted on 04/26/2014 7:03:16 AM PDT by kronos77
Father talks of losing his son, who was killed after joining the 'self-defence' groups fighting the Ukraine administration
Vladimir Lubenets mourns his son Aleksandr, who was killed during the checkpoint attack yesterday in Slavyansk Photo: DAVID ROSE By Harriet Salem, Slavyansk7:28PM BST 25 Apr 2014 Vladimir Lubenets heard a short burst of gunfire near his home on the outskirts of rebel-controlled Slavyansk and tried desperately to contact his son Aleksandr. I phoned everyone, and eventually someone told me, 'Im sorry the boy is gone. Between sobs, the distraught father said his son was shot in the back, a few days before his 22nd birthday. The death is one in a spate of killings that have rippled across eastern Ukraine as armed pro-Russian rebels have seized buildings and the army has made intermittent attempts to reassert control. Last week two bodies bearing signs of torture were pulled out of a river near Slavyansk. One was identified as local pro-Ukraine councillor, Volodymyr Rybak, the other remains unidentified. On Easter Sunday, two rebels were gunned down at a checkpoint on the edge of the city. Like many young men in Slavyansk and neighbouring villages, Aleksandr Lubenets had signed up to the local self-defence guard to oppose what many locals believe is a fascist administration in Kiev that removed Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Russian president, with the connivance of the West.
Mr Lubenets insisted that his son was not a soldier. He just loved his motherland, he said. He was a good person, very cheerful, very funny who loved life. Since the militia took hold of Slavyansk two weeks ago, automatic weapons, pistols and sawn-off shotguns have become a common sight on the streets, which the separatists claim is besieged by Ukrainian forces and at risk of attack.
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That kid was just a sap misled by Putin and his band of degenerates who have turned Sloviansk into a giant torture chamber.