Yevgeny Novikov went to the DPR as a volunteer in early July and soon disappeared. As reported in the regional public chamber, he came under fire and died. The body was recently identified and will be sent to Barnaul
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Deputy Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Altai Territory Yevgeny Novikov was found dead in the Donetsk People's Republic, he was identified among those killed during the shelling of the city of Shakhtersk on July 10. This was reported to TASS by the chairman of the regional public chamber, Yuri Shamkov.
According to Shamkov, Novikov went to the DPR for the first time on a volunteer mission in early July, and a few days later came under fire. “Together with relatives, we hoped to the last that he was alive, but not so long ago he was identified,” — he said. Novikov's body will be delivered to Barnaul this week.
Shamkov said that he would offer to award his deputy posthumously, “it could be the Order of Merit for the Altai Territory.”
After the disappearance of the deputy chairman of the public chamber, his relatives began searching by posting ads on social networks. They said that Novikov went to the Donbass as a volunteer from the patriotic organization “Heritage”. According to Altapress, at the same time, Novikov's acquaintances noted that this was not the first time he had been in a combat zone, and communication problems sometimes occurred. Amic.ru also reported, citing a source in the public chamber, that Novikov had been to the area of the Russian military operation several times as a volunteer, and there were often problems with communication.
Novikov was deputy chairman of the public chamber of Altai region since 2014. He participated in the veteran movement of the region, was deputy chairman of the board of the regional organization “Russian Union of Veterans of Afghanistan”. According to Novikov's biography on the website of the OP, in 1987-1989 he served in the Airborne Forces of the USSR, including in Afghanistan, and from 1990 to 2002 he participated in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, and other local conflicts (including territories of other states)».
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