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World champion in kick-boxing is among victims at Donetsk airport
The Voice of Russia ^ | 5-31-2014 | Natalia Seliverstova

Posted on 05/31/2014 8:10:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf

World champion in kick-boxing Nikolay Leonov was among supporters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic who died in the fight for the Donetsk airport on 26 May, co-chairman of the People's Front of Donbass Vladimir Rogov told RIA Novosti.

Leonov's body was identified on Friday and taken to his native city of Dnepropetrovsk.

Nikolay Leonov, aged 31, won the World Cup in full contact karate in Odessa in 2005. In 2007 he became the IAKSA and WTKA world champion in kick-boxing in Marina di Carrara, Italy. He achieved the norm of world-class athlete and worked as a training manager. Leonov was also a member of the Cossack community and a Bible reader in church, he composed music in the Orthodox rap style.

All in all, over 50 protesters were killed at the Donetsk airport on 26 May, among them 33 Russians whose bodies have already been sent home. About 15 bodies still remain at the airport because snipers do not allow to collect them.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: civilwar; kickboxing; leonov; ukraine
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Per NTV, he was one of the wounded rebels executed by Ukrainian troops after the Kamaz truck crash.


1 posted on 05/31/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

What is/was the Kamaz truck crash?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tcrlaf

Europe really needs to learn to deal with their own problems.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 8:18:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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4 posted on 05/31/2014 8:23:44 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BenLurkin

Kamaz is the largest truck factory in Russia.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: tcrlaf
Oh, he was "executed" because he died fighting treasonously against his own country?

Go put up another shirtless Putin poster on your wall in your mom's basement.

Newsflash: kickboxing isn't warfighting. Turns out he was not the tough guy he thought he was.

6 posted on 05/31/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: tcrlaf
All in all, over 50 protesters were killed at the Donetsk airport on 26 May, among them 33 Russians whose bodies have already been sent home.

50 protesters killed by the forces of evil, led by Adolf Hitler reincarnated. Of those 50, 33 Russian tourists who just happened to be catching a plane after showing solidarity with their Russian brethren in the People's Republic of Donetsk. The plane arrived just in time to collect their bodies...

7 posted on 05/31/2014 8:32:24 AM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: BenLurkin

Yes. According to NTV, he was one of the victims of the Kamaz crash.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: wideawake

“he was “executed” because he died fighting treasonously”

So, on your planet, what do they call killing the wounded at short range, by a shot to the head?


9 posted on 05/31/2014 8:34:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Life is rough for Russian puppets in countries attempting to remain out of Russia’s control.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 8:40:51 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: tcrlaf

I would call it fighting Russians in the style of the Russians.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s a knockout!

If looks could they probably will in Games with Frontiers, War without tears.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 8:43:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ExpatGator

“Life is rough for Russian puppets in countries attempting to remain out of Russia’s control.

You didn’t actually read the article, did you. He was a Ukrainian, from Dnepropetrovsk. Per the NTV article, he joined the rebellion after the Odessa Massacre.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntv.ru%2Fnovosti%2F1003536%2F&sandbox=1


13 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

“...he composed music in the Orthodox rap style...”

This is a style now?!?


14 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:19 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ExpatGator

“I would call it fighting Russians in the style of the Russians.”

Well, civilized people would call it a War Crime, but that really depends on who the eventual victor is, doesn’t it?


15 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

I said Russian puppet, not Russian. You did not really read my post did you?


16 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:54 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: tcrlaf

Knife to a gun fight??


17 posted on 05/31/2014 8:45:58 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tcrlaf

I would call it a war crime as well. However, in a place that has been fought over and bled like Ukraine, where people have been disappeared, starved, slaughtered, tortured and massacred for the last 100 years you will see men fight fire with fire.
If you are seriously positing that the Russians are the good guys here then you are a rank propagandist. Period. Bottom line is there are not many good guys there and those vying for power on both sides surely are not.
The whole of that area of the world is mentally ill from the last 100 years of uncivilized behavior. It is none of our concern. Let them wallow in their barbarity.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Boogieman

““...he composed music in the Orthodox rap style...”
This is a style now?!?”

Never heard of it, either, but it appears to be some kind of a “thing” over there, after a little googling.

Orthodox Rap:
http://youtu.be/-u5ILVJfVlc
http://youtu.be/bW09-ZG9DRU
http://youtu.be/ds6oLJdDFyg

Definitely not my thing...


19 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Glad your are such a Putinista


20 posted on 05/31/2014 8:53:55 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: ExpatGator

“If you are seriously positing that the Russians are the good guys here “

Uh... NO.
Feel free to check my posting history, I have never said that. I have tried to analyze and understand what is ACTUALLY happening, using info from both sides, but the EuroMaidan spammers REALLY don’t like that.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Nifster

“Glad your are such a Putinista”

Yes, noting a person known worldwide was killed in the fighting is “putinista Propaganda!”. You really do need a new schtick.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 8:56:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: wideawake
Oh, he was "executed" because he died fighting treasonously against his own country?

Their side would call him a freedom fighter. Kind of like those colonist who fought the British.

23 posted on 05/31/2014 8:59:07 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: tcrlaf
So, on your planet, what do they call killing the wounded at short range, by a shot to the head?

War--the way it is really fought and not some idealized version.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 9:00:54 AM PDT by kabar
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To: tcrlaf

I have yet to see you post anything that shows the Russian tactics or that reflects badly on the Russians. Please direct me to those posts. I will publicly apologize if you can do so.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 9:01:19 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: tcrlaf

Yeah, I’m taking a pass too. The bell ringing at the beginning of the first link was pretty cool, but the rest is trash.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 9:02:31 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tcrlaf

“Well, civilized people would call it a War Crime...”

It’s not a war crime if the rebels were doing what rebels typically do, and flaunting the protocols of the Geneva convention. Unlawful combatants are free to be executed on the spot, regardless of the normal rules of war.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 9:04:38 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tcrlaf
I have tried to analyze and understand what is ACTUALLY happening, using info from both sides, but the EuroMaidan spammers REALLY don’t like that.

LOL! Thanks. I needed a good laugh to start my day. Back from a week of vacation and I see nothing different about your posts.

28 posted on 05/31/2014 9:05:31 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like he chose poorly.

People’s Republic my ass.


29 posted on 05/31/2014 9:06:32 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: tcrlaf

Lt. Col. Joseph Whitaker, the Seventh Army’s Assistant Inspector General, was subsequently ordered to investigate after witnesses came forward testifying about the killings. He issued a report on 8 June 1945, called the “Investigation of Alleged Mistreatment of German Guards at Dachau” and also known as “the I.G. Report”. In 1991, an archived copy was found in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and was made public.

Whitaker reported that close to the back entrance to the camp Lt. William P. Walsh, commander of Company “I”, 157th Infantry, shot four German soldiers in a box car who had surrendered to him. Pvt. Albert C. Pruitt then climbed into the box car and performed a coup de grâce on the wounded men.

After he had entered the camp Walsh, along with Lt. Jack Bushyhead, the executive officer of Company “I” organized the segregation of POWs into those who were members of the Wehrmacht and those who were in the SS. The SS were marched into a separate enclosure and were shot by members of “I” Company with several different types of weapons.

The investigation resulted in the U.S. Military considering courts-martial against those involved, including the Battalion commander Lt. Col. Felix Sparks, while Col. Howard Buechner was cited in the report for dereliction of duty for not giving the wounded SS men in the coal yard medical aid. However, General George S. Patton, the recently appointed military governor of Bavaria, chose to dismiss the charges. Therefore, the witnesses to the killings were never cross-examined in court.[


30 posted on 05/31/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: wideawake
"Newsflash: kickboxing isn't warfighting. Turns out he was not the tough guy he thought he was."

Woah, woah, woah. What? Are you seriously suggesting this guy was some sort of wimp because he died from a bullet/explosion, like any other human being on Earth would?

Are you also suggesting that anyone who dies in war isn't a tough guy? Because that sure sounds like what you're saying here, despite any spinster replies you may post after the fact.

31 posted on 05/31/2014 9:22:33 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: wideawake
kickboxing isn't warfighting.

I'm sure he could have kicked your butt.......

32 posted on 05/31/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: ExpatGator

If you are paying attention, the Rebels, though under disparate commands, and not doing any kind of real coordination, are holding against a much larger and better equipped Ukrainian Army.

WHY??
What we have seen is sporadic, uncoordinated attacks by an unmotivated, unsupported Army, that has to be bolstered by National Guard or Right Sector, acting almost like classic NKVD troops.

Desertions are high, and they have surrendered a significant quantity of men and equipment, some in defections. The Maidan Troll Brigade has called any article noting inconvenient truths like this “Putinista Propaganda!!!!!”

The only instance of any scale where they seem to have gotten the better of the rebels was at Donetsk Airport, and it is important to note that they couldn’t sustain it. They are still in control of the airport, but it seems they can’t do much beyond that, and were rejected from the city.

And then, there are the Right Sector militia’s.

Again I’ll note:
If the coup hadn’t happened, a Ukrainian Flag would still be flying over Crimea, and the Southeast wouldn’t be in Revolt. The election, that had already been called early, would still have happened. Cause and effect.

Instead, one group of Oligarchs has just been replaced by another.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 9:30:04 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Boogieman

Very true. It’s not a War crime when “they” do it.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 9:38:36 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: tcrlaf

The 90’s called and they want their “flame war” back! :O


35 posted on 05/31/2014 9:38:54 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: tcrlaf

Libya- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Egypt- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Syria- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

Ukraine- Both sides are bad, Obama sides with the worst side.

You can always count on Obama to show you who is the least loathsome....they are the ones he is against. In Ukraine that is the separatists in the east...


36 posted on 05/31/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Bobalu

“You can always count on Obama to show you who is the least loathsome....they are the ones he is against.”

And that is such a HUGE part of what is happening right now in Ukraine.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 9:47:53 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: MaxMax

Yep, war crimes only apply to those who have agreed to “gentlemanly” rules of war. Rebels don’t normally go in for all that.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: elcid1970; tcrlaf

I see.

What crashed there?


39 posted on 05/31/2014 11:13:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: wideawake

Ditto. When you fight with the bull, you get the horns.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Boogieman

(I haven’t been following the Ukraine situation, so I’m not referencing it or the players in it with this comment.)

Some day, perhaps soon, ordinary Americans may be called upon to fight as “unlawful combatants”


41 posted on 05/31/2014 11:18:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tcrlaf

I repeat:

“I have yet to see you post anything that shows the Russian tactics or that reflects badly on the Russians. Please direct me to those posts. I will publicly apologize if you can do so.”

Until then I will count you amongst the propagandists.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: wideawake; tcrlaf
Newsflash: kickboxing isn't warfighting. Turns out he was not the tough guy he thought he was.

While I don't have a dog in this fight, that had to be the JackAss statement of the year.

He died fighting for his cause, while you are typing on a keyboard.

Have you no sense of honor?
43 posted on 05/31/2014 11:29:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: ExpatGator

The search function can be your friend.

The guy posting the EuroMaidan PR stuff directly from Facebook is already doing plenty of that. Another has been posting everything from the Kiev Post. Do I need to duplicate those efforts to satisfy you?


44 posted on 05/31/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: BenLurkin

The driver of truck carrying 30+ wounded rebels away from the fight at Donetsk Airport was hit and killed by a sniper, resulting in the truck crashing.

The wounded soldiers that survived the crash were executed by the Ukrainian troops. This was on the 26th.


45 posted on 05/31/2014 11:37:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Thnx.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 11:41:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tcrlaf

In the words of an old Yankee friend of mine:
“You got nuttin’”


47 posted on 05/31/2014 12:26:51 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

“In the words of an old Yankee friend of mine:
“You got nuttin’””

Pray tell, exactly what am I supposed to get?


48 posted on 05/31/2014 1:05:44 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

“I have yet to see you post anything that shows the Russian tactics or that reflects badly on the Russians. Please direct me to those posts. I will publicly apologize if you can do so.”

You have no response to that. Nuttin’


49 posted on 05/31/2014 1:13:03 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: BenLurkin

Sure, we might, but if so, I don’t expect our government to treat us any different than the Russians treat these guys.


50 posted on 05/31/2014 1:13:23 PM PDT by Boogieman
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