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 Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti. PHOTOS+VIDEO

On Aug. 8, Kyiv residents, comrades, and friends were saying their last goodbyes to Donbas Battalion fighter Valentyn Hontar. The veteran of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) was actively involved in volunteering. He was killed in a grenade explosion on Aug. 4 in Kyiv.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from Maidan Nezalezhnosti, where the ceremony took place.

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Valentyn Hontar, call sign Prapor, was a well-known veteran of Donbas war, member of Donbas Battalion (a group of former marines and Spetsnaz fighters), and a husband of Vitalina Maslova. The couple was jointly involved in developing a center for psychological rehabilitation of veterans in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

On Aug. 8, at 9 p.m., the hero was commemorated in Kyiv at Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Another service will take place in Ivano-Frankivsk on Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. The funeral will be held on Aug. 10 in Kryvorivnia village, the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Media reported that the body of Valentyn Hontar was found on Aug. 4 in Katerynivka village, Kyiv larger area. Grenade shrapnel was found next to him. The death of the fighter is being investigated as a homicide.





Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 01

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 02

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 03

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 04

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 05

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 06

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 07

Kyiv residents, friends, comrades bid their farewells to killed Donbas veteran Valentyn Hontar at Maidan Nezalezhnosti 08

Photos and video by Oleh Bohachuk

 
 
 
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