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 Kryvyi Rih residents kneel to bid last farewell to killed fighter Yurii Malkov. PHOTOS

On May 8, mourning was declared in the city of Kryvyi Rih for its resident Yurii Malkov, a Ukrainian hero who died in combat in eastern Ukraine.

About 1,000 people - relatives, battlefield comrades, fellow railwaymen - attended the farewell ceremony, Censor.NET reports citing the local website 0564.

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Yurii Malkov, 30, heroically died in combat on May 1, 2017 in the area of Svitlodarsk, the Donetsk region.

Terrorists for several days did not allow Ukrainian servicemen to take the bodies of their three comrades who had saved a wounded soldier at the cost of their own lives.

Yurii left for the front as a volunteer in 2014 and served as an IFV machine gunner. He was married twice and has left behind two children.

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