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 Reshat Ametov, killed by Russian occupiers in 2014, named Hero of Ukraine posthumously

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The title was awarded to the deceased hero by President Poroshenko.

Poroshenko announced this on the occasion of the Remembrance Day for Crimean Tatars deportation in 1944, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"Reshat Ametov was the father of three kids who passed away aged 39, passed for the sake of Ukraine and Ukrainian Crimea. He was brave enough to protest against the 'green men.' A group of criminals kidnapped him in front of dozens of people and TV cameras. Two weeks later, his body was found with the signs of torture...

"He never gave up. His courage commands respect. I have made a decision to award Ametov the title of Hero of Ukraine," Poroshenko said.

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On March 3, 2014, Ametov participated in peaceful protest in Simferopol, Crimea. Later, footage was posted online showing several men wearing uniforms, members of the so-called self-defense of Crimea, as they dragged the Crimean Tatar away from the square, forced him into a car and took away. On March 15, 2014, his body with signs of torture was found in Bilohorskyi district. His head was tied with scotch tape, handcuffs lying next to him.

Ametov was buried on March 18 in Simferopol. Two thousand people came to his funeral. Reshat is survived by his wife Zarina and three underage children.
 
 
 
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