Hennadiy Afanasiev's funeral to take place on December 30 in Kyiv
On December 30, Kyiv will hold a wake for Hennadiy Afanasiev, a Crimean citizen, civil activist, former political prisoner of the Kremlin, who was killed in action. His mother, Olha Afanasieva, announced this on Facebook.
Hennadiy died on December 18 near Zolotarivka, Luhansk oblast.
According to Olha Afanasieva, the funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Mykhailivskyi Zolotoverkhyi Cathedral.
The burial will take place in in Vyshneve, Kyiv oblast (at 1:00 p.m., Kyivska St., 2-D).
Hennadiy Afanasiev was defending Ukraine with a weapon in hand; he enlisted on the first day of Russia's full-scale armed invasion of Ukraine.
The name of Hennadiy Afanasiev, photographer and lawyer from Simferopol, became widely known after he got involved in the "Crimean terrorists" case. In 2014, he spoke out against the Russian annexation of Crimea; after that, he FSB detained him in Simferopol and charged him with organizing terrorist attacks. Sever other persons involved in this case were detained along with him. International human rights organizations called this case a political one, and the detainees political prisoners.
On June 14, 2016, Hennadiy Afanasiev, convicted in the Russian Federation, was swapped for Odesa journalists Olena Glishchinska and Vitaly Didenko, who had been detained a year earlier on suspicion of separatism.
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