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Edy Ongaro, 46, Italian Militia killed

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Edy Ongaro, 46, Italian Militia killed

 He died fighting the pro-Russian Donbass separatists. His name is Edy Ongaro, 46, from Portogruaro, and was hit by a hand grenade in the trench. He died in fighting yesterday in the village of Adveedka, north of Donetsk. The news was released this evening with a post from the "North East Red Star Collective, and has been confirmed to ANSA by Massimo Pin, a friend of Ongaro, who is in contact with members of the "anti-fascist caravan" located in the Oblast." 

Comrades in Donbass were informed of Edy's death by officers of the popular militia to which he belonged, before communicating it, they informed his father and brother ". "Edy's sacrifice shows the strength of the proletariat that will lead to the victory of communism", so comrades of the Italian militia killed in Ukraine, on the Facebook profile of the Red Star Collective - Northeast . According to his friend, Ongaro "was in the trenches with other soldiers when an enemy-dropped hand grenade fell: Edy threw himself on top of the bomb, creating a barrier with his body".

 Heroic death because it was to save comrades, always according to the story of the Italian friend. Edy Ongaro - nom de guerre Bozambo - "had reached Donbass in 2015, and never left it, still fighting with the separatists". The 46-year-old man, before leaving for Ukraine, had a complicated life: unemployed, ultrà from Venice, involved in 2015 in the assault of a bartender, lived three years in Spain where, he said, he had "learned a lot about the Spanish Civil War". 

Then the choice of Donbass, where he joined the dreaded Prizrak brigade, a battalion of militia, foreign fighters from across Europe fighting against the Ukrainian army, supporting the pro-Russian independence struggle. In an interview with a television station, shortly after his arrival, he said: "I don't feel like a patriot, I am an internationalist and close to human beings, the poor, who are my equal. My choice is to stay."


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