A 20-Year-Old DPR Militiaman Was Killed During Ukraine’s Shelling of Gorlovka

The Head of the Gorlovka Administration Ivan Prikhodko expressed condolences to the relatives and friends of the soldier of the DPR People’s Militia who died on January 22nd as a result of shelling on the northern outskirts of the town.

“On my own behalf and from all the inhabitants of Gorlovka, I express my most sincere condolences to the mother of Nikita, Lyudmila Vitalyevna, and to all relatives and friends. Thank you for the Hero. Gorlovka is grieving,” said Prikhodko.

The tragedy occurred in the morning in the north of Gorlovka. Lance Corporal Nikita Fokin was at a combat post in the area of the village of Dolomitnoye during the shelling. At 6:10 p.m. a group of Ukrainian snipers under the cover of machine guns opened targeted fire at the positions of the People’s Militia. The deceased was 20 years old.

“Nothing will force us to return to the country of fascists and murderers. (Vladimir) Zelensky, you killed Nikita. You’re the one who robbed a mother of her son. His blood is on your hands,” said the Mayor of Gorlovka to the Ukrainian President.

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