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Belarusian foreign ministry confirms death of Belarusian national in Kiev upheavals

January 24, 2014, 23:06 UTC+3 MINSK
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MINSK, January 24, /ITAR-TASS/. Belarus’ foreign ministry has confirmed the death of a Belarusian national in upheavals in Kiev.

“We have received a note from the Ukrainian foreign ministry notifying about the death of a Belarusian citizen on January 22,” the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Friday, adding that the man died from a gun wound. An investigation is underway.

According to earlier reports, Belarusian citizen Mikhail Zhiznevsky, 25, was killed in mass riots in Kiev. He left Belarus in 2005 and worked as a freelance columnist in the newspaper Sobornaya Kievshchina. He was a member of the youth arm of Vitali Klitschko’s opposition party UDAR.

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