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Ukrainian detained in Italy on suspicion in killing Italian photographer in Donbas
14:38, 1 July 2017
Ukrainian detained in Italy on suspicion in killing Italian photographer in Donbas

The identity of the detained individual is not disclosed, - La Repubblica

14:38, 1 July 2017

Andrea Rocchelli, Italian photographer, killed in Donbas in 2014
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The Italian police detained a volunteer, Italian citizen of Ukrainian origin who served with a volunteer battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine. The reason for detention is the suspicion that he could be involved in the death of Italian photo reporter Andrea Rocchelli (on the photo, - 112 International) who perished in Donbas in May 2014.

The Ukrainian was arrested in Bologna on June 30; his name is not disclosed, La Repubblica wrote.

According to the Italian outlet, the young man came from Italy to Ukraine in late 2013; he joined the anti-government protesters during the events of Euromaidan in Kyiv. After that, he joined the volunteer battalion and went on to fight on the side of the government troops in Donbas.

Andrea Rochelli and his interpreter were killed in a mortar attack near the town of Slovyansk, Donetsk region, in May 2014.

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