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 19-year-old military Illia Stetsun killed in shelling by Russian mercenaries in Donbas. PHOTOS

On Oct.24 at around noon, 19-year-old Ukrainian defender Illia Stetsun was killed in shelling by Russian troops in Vodiane, the Donetsk region.

This was announced by civil volunteer Tetiana Barvinska on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

She wrote that Stetsun loved to say "One should not be afraid of death, but of empty living."

"Illia's short life was not empty. He gave it for serving Ukraine, gave it for each of us..."

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Illia Stetsun was born Aug. 2, 1998 in the Kmelnytskyi region, Liubomyrivka village. He served in the 59th Separate Mobile Infantry Brigade.

"He was so young, his heart so full of hopes and love. He will be remembered like that by his loved ones and friends and family.

"Rest in peace, boy. Eternal glory to you!"

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Four Ukrainian military were killed in the Donbas on Oct. 24.
 
 
 
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