UKRAINE: ‘ REBEL COMMANDER OF BATMAN BATTALION KILLED BY SECURITY FORCES DURING ARREST ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Post: UKRAINE:Jan.04: A wanted rebel commander, who went by the name Batman, has been killed as Ukrainian security forces tried to arrest him, officials have claimed.

' Alexandr Bednov was a prominent rebel fighter and the leader of a pro-Russian militia, the Batman battalion, in eastern Ukraine. - Screenshot from 2015-01-04 16:53:03 '

‘ Alexandr Bednov was a prominent rebel fighter and the leader of a pro-Russian militia, the Batman battalion, in eastern Ukraine. – Screenshot from 2015-01-04 16:53:03 ‘

Alexandr Bednov, the leader of a pro-Russian militia called the Batman battalion in the eastern region of Luhansk, was wanted for murder, abduction and other abuses.

Ukraine security council spokesman Volodymyr Poleviy confirmed Bednov’s death but would give no further details.

However, the website of the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic said he was killed on Thursday by security forces.

Bednov, who used to work as a reserve officer for Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and was married with two children, claimed to have been working to restore law and order in the region with his squad.

In an interview with a blogger in November he said he had decided to fight for the rebel cause after witnessing rebellion in the capital, Kiev.

He said the overthrow of the pro-Russian administration had been “served with a sauce of severe Russophobia, racial hatred, fascism, Nazism, the superiority of the Ukrainian nation over all others”.

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