25-year-old Russian journalist Aleksey Ilyashevich dies in fighting near Avdeevka, Ukraine

25-year-old Russian journalist Aleksey Ilyashevich dies in fighting near Avdeevka, Ukraine. Image: RuBaltic.Ru/Official

ACCORDING to reports from Russia on Saturday October 1, 25-year-old Russian journalist Aleksey Ilyashevich died in fighting near Avdeevka, Ukraine.

Aleksey Ilyashevich, a Russian reporter for RuBaltic.Ru based in Kaliningrad, died in the fighting near Avdeevka, according to the media’s editor-in-chief Aleksandr Nosovych.

“It became known that my friend, student and co-author, columnist RuBaltic.Ru Aleksey Ilyashevich died in the battles near Avdeevka,” Nosovich wrote on the RuBaltic.ru website.

Iliashevich also acted as a war expert for the Sputnik Belarus website.

A native of Yenakiyevo in the DNR, Ilyashevich graduated from high school in 2014, but after studying for a year at Kharkiv University returned to the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“Lesha realized that he was on the side of the DPR and Russia in this war, and chose to study and work under the bombs at the journalism department of Donetsk University,” said Nosovich.

According to him, Ilyashevich then also volunteered for the people’s militia of the DNR and went to the front.

The news comes after pregnant Russian journalist Asya Kazantseva was reportedly arrested in Moscow.

On Friday, September 30, Kazantseva was arrested for the recent referendums on the accession of Ukrainian territories to the Russian Federation.

“Journalist Asya Kazantseva was arrested in Moscow. She is pregnant,” Baza reported at the time.

“At first the police explained to the girl that she was being held ‘as a conscript’, but then they clarified that the detention was related to ‘referendums’.”

“Kazantseva is currently detained at the Filyovsky Park police station.”

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