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Kyiv council member killed fighting on front line

by Elsa Court and The Kyiv Independent news desk August 23, 2023 2:50 PM 1 min read
Serhii Ilnytskyi, a Kyiv City Council member who was killed fighting in the Donbas on Aug. 22, 2023 (Petro Poroshenko / Facebook).
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Serhii Ilnytskyi, a Kyiv City Council member, was killed fighting in the Donbas, the council announced on Aug. 23.

"Serhii Ilnytskyi was at the front from the very beginning of hostilities. A veteran of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a retired colonel, he volunteered to serve at the front," Kyiv City Council said.

He was a commander of the southern detachment of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army. In April 2023, he became a council member representing the European Solidarity, the political party led by former President Petro Poroshenko.

Ilnytskyi's death "is great loss for all of us," Poroshenko said.

Ilnytskyi was killed in Kurdiumivka, a front-line settlement in Donetsk Oblast, according to Poroshenko.

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