On August 5 Alexander Stefanovsky died in battle at Lugansk. In the statement on the website of the Perm regional branch of the Communist Party, he is called the Russian hero of Novorossia, combat commander, a veteran of the fighting in Chechnya, who had the callsign "Mongoose".
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"Alexander was a communist, a member of the Communist Party of Russia. From May until the day of his death, Alexander participated in combat operations of the Luhansk People's Republic," said the website.