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Died Ukrainian pastor Khomchenko, who was in captivity of militants of “DNR”

Khomchenko died at the age of 59 years

Photo: Sergey Kosyak / Facebook

Ukrainian pastor Alexander Khomchenko, who was in captivity of militants of “DNR”, February 14, died at the age of 59 years. This was reported by “Radio Liberty”.

Prior to the conflict in the Donbas in 2014 Khomchenko was the pastor of the Protestant Church in Donetsk. Organized a “prayer square” and claimed to have led worship, even when the city “has entered the Russian tanks”. Later the pastor was detained rebels

In interview “Censor.NO” Khomchenko said that in captivity he had “beaten, tortured, tied his hands behind his back, hung on the rack”. The pastor said that he was released by the parishioners of the Church who have protested outside his place of detention.

After the liberation Khomchenko served in the house in Marinka Donetsk region. About the reasons of his death are not reported.

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