New video: Belarusian killed in Kyiv clashes trying to prevent bloodshed

Homel-born Mikhail Zhyzneuski asked protesters not to attack soldiers of internal troops, a video which has recently appeared on the Internet reveals. It is well-known that these young men, yesterday’s conscripts, are often considered as gun fodder by the Ukrainian authorities.

{movie}Mikhail Zhyznevski tries to dissuade protesters from beating soldiers.|right|14790{/movie}

Mikhail “Loki” Zhyzneuski, who would have had his 26th birthday on January 26, left Belarus in 2005 and lived in the city of Bila Tserkva near Kyiv. He was killed on the morning of January 22 in Hrushevskoho Street. Ukrainian authorities have claimed that neither police nor state security forces could be involved in Mr Zhyzneuski’s death.

‘My son wanted peace in the world and always tried to do good,’ his mother Nina told Belsat TV.

Mr Zhyzneuski was an activist of Ukrainian nationalist organisation UNA-UNSO (The Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense).

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