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Famous handball player Perepelytsia killed fighting Russian invaders near Kreminna

Oleksandr Perepelytsia
Oleksandr Perepelytsia

Ukrainian handball player Oleksandr Perepelytsia was killed defending Ukraine against Russian invaders on Aug. 28 during a combat mission near the settlement of Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast, the Ukrainian parliament reported on Twitter on Dec. 7.

Parliament cited the Sport Angels requiem website, which records the deaths of Ukrainian sporting figures who are killed fighting the Russian invaders.

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The sportsman joined the armed forces after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion andwar. He enlisted in the Azov brigade, where he served as the platoon commander in a special forces mortar company.

<span class="copyright">Oleksandr Perepelytsia/Facebook</span>
Oleksandr Perepelytsia/Facebook
<span class="copyright">Oleksandr Perepelytsia/Facebook</span>
Oleksandr Perepelytsia/Facebook

As a member of the handball team of Rozdilna, Perepelytsia played as a defender. A handball tournament has been inaugurated in honor of Perepelytsia in his hometown of Rozdilna, Odesa Oblast.

<span class="copyright">Farewell to a fighter/Facebook of Oleksandr Perepelytsia</span>
Farewell to a fighter/Facebook of Oleksandr Perepelytsia

Earlier it was reported that former Ukrainian football player Vitalii Zaliznyak was killed in Zaliznychne, Zaporizhzhya Oblast while fighting against the Russian invaders.

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