Putin awards medal to Russian soldier killed in the Donbas

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2014/12/06 • News

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding the medal “For Courage” to 22-year-old Alexei Zasov from Novouralsk, who served under contract with Russia’s paratrooper brigade and allegedly was killed in Ukraine.

The head of Novouralsk, Vlamimir Mashkov, spoke of the award to the Russian publication Znak.com, reports Espreso TV, December 5.

According to Mashkov, on December 9, the day dedicated to the “Heroes of the Fatherland,” he will personally present the medal to the mother of the deceased soldier, Tatiana Zasova. The ceremony will take place at the city memorial to soldiers killed in local conflicts, and Zazov’s name will be honored in perpetuity with a commemorative plaque that will be placed there, Mashkov said.

Information on the death of Alexei Zasov on Ukrainian territory in the beginning of September this year was published on the GRuzz200.net portal, which publishes information on Russian military actions in Ukraine.

The site posted a photograph of the soldier, a link to his page on VKontakte (Russian social network — Ed.), the number of his military unit — 73612 (Ulyanovsk) and his status: killed. The date of death, according to the site, was August 29, 2014. Alexei’s common-law wife, Yulia Ganiyeva, said Zasov was killed on Ukrainian territory when he accompanied a humanitarian transport.

“At the recruitment office we were told that he died in the Russian Federation. Allegedly their convoy was hit during a transfer. But this is not true. I contacted Lyosha’s army friends who said they were sent to Ukraine where they were shot. Vyacheslav Kovalyov from the Kurgan Oblast was there together with my husband. They have already written about him; he died of his injuries. Then they took Lyosha captive and only then shot him in the head. They transferred the body to us in a closed coffin, which they would not allow us to open,” Yulia said.

As previously reported, Russian leadership has repeatedly denied that Russian troops are fighting in Ukraine.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Espreso TV

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  • Don Casavant

    More proof, if anyone needed more proof, that Russia is supplying soldiers and mercenaries to assist the local Terrorist in eastern Ukraine!

    • Michel Cloarec

      So far, all material I have sent to friends in Russia is coming free on Internet ! But nobody knows how long it will last !
      Cargo 200 and Cargo 300 is heavy on women/mothers !

  • Murf

    Hollow awards for an non existent war.
    The courageous bastards who stopped Hitler would be ashamed.

    • JisLor

      Those who stopped Hitler were who…? NOT russians but UKRAINIANS.

      FACT:

      67% OF ALL GERMAN MILITARY FORCES- of ALL OF THEM deployed worldwide in WW2 INCLUDING ELITE AND SS FORCES were fighting… where?… IN UKRAINE…
      NOT …. in “russia”.

      NO NATION ON EARTH GAVE AS MUCH AS UKRAINE TO DEFEAT GERMANY AND THE AXIS AS DID UKRAINE.

      CHURCHILL WROTE:
      GERMANY LOST THE WAR IN UKRAINE.

      So when you hear about “russia” …russia…russia…russia… russia…russia… TELL PEOPLE THE TRUTH:
      UKRAINE’S POPULATION FELL BY 14 MILLION PEOPLE IN WW2. FOR EVERY AMERICAN KILLED IN WW2 FIFTY TWO UKRAINIANS DIED.

      THE “EASTERN FRONT” WAS overwhelmingly UKRAINE with some of “russia” also involved

  • Michel Cloarec

    And of course, he was killed while escorting an humanitarian convoy ! Not to open the coffin is another tactic ! I hope the wife gets also the 400$ as allimony from the state. The medal can´t have such a high value !

  • JisLor

    No, Lyosha was not “taken captive and then shot in the head.”
    This is a russian lie against the brave Ukrainian people.

    The criminal terrorist trash of “dnr” and “lnr” capture then torture and murder Ukrainians.

    This is not an opinion but a FACT.

    One needs only watch their own dnr & lnr youtube videos, which they themselves proudly put online on their websites.

    Simply go to youtube and type in “dnr” or “lnr.”

    Western media reporters on site- BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Swiss news etc etc are excited heart-fluttery buddy-buddies with the dnr & lnr trash.

    Consistently they faithfully report word for word what their dnr /lnr trash heroes tell them. (eg all civilian casualties in East Ukraine are killed by Ukrainians- a lie).

    Why can they be designated as “trash?” Because dnr & lnr EMPTIED ALL THE PRISONS to get their “volunteers” they are ALL mostly violent criminals. They could not find any other “volunteers” for their murderous anti Ukrainian racist agenda.

    HITLER USED THE EXACT SAME TACTIC to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto. He did not send in military forces but rather took the violent criminal elements out of German prisons to murder out all the inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto- the women & children… everybody… (this was done while russian forces paused outside Warsaw allowing the nazis to finish murdering all those of the Warsaw uprising against the nazis).

    Here we see russian history repeating itself in East Ukraine.

    However Putin will be eliminated and russia will continue to further shrivel to an insignificant muscovite fascistoid-mafia banana republic.

    Ukraine will prevail. Why? Because the TRUTH prevails over lies and murder in the long run.

  • Adam Rytwiński

    Yeah… Little green man in Crimea where private persons who had supplied themselves in military shops. Later on they were Russian soldiers… There where no Russian soldiers in Ukraine (by Russian official statements), now the dead soldier, who was killed in Ukraine is awarderd. Russian lies are so primitive ones, do they count us Europeans idiots?