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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAccording to press-secretary of Latvian Interior Ministry Karlis Eihenbaums, Latvian embassy in Ukraine has no information about the allegedly killed militant from Latvia.

Recently information surfaced in mass media about the possible death of a Latvian-born militant in Ukraine. On psb4ukr.org, which compiles information regarding all foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, mentions one Radion Kushnir among militants of the self-proclaimed Republic of Luhansk. In social media, he is mentioned as Denis Morozov.

According to Eihenbaums, Latvian embassy in Ukraine does not have any information about his fate.

«None of the Ukrainian services have provided any information about this fact and no one has asked anything about this person,» – added Eihenbaums.

There is a photo on social networks with commentary that Kushnir is a volunteer from Latvia. He allegedly fought in the ranks of Vostok battalion and died from a bullet wound near the heart.

Latvian Security Police currently investigates a criminal process that was launched after a video surfaced on the Internet. In this video, three residents of Ludza publicly encouraged others to travel to the south-east of Ukraine. The three persons in question are Vyacheslav Visotsky and Valentin Milyutin. Kushnir surname is not mentioned there. SP has confirmed that Kushnir is not one of the three residents of Ludza.

SP explains that the men shown in the video are residents of Latvia: two of them have Latvian citizenship and one does not. SP has launched a criminal process against the three of them for public calls for terrorist actions, as well as acquisition and storage of firearms.

A total of seven people are mentioned in this criminal case. Vladimir Linderman, the organizer of the referendum on the status of Russian language in Latvia is one of them. According to Linderman, he does not know Kushnir and he has no information about killed militants, only of injured ones.

With that, searches had been carried out at the home of the founder of GFD Baltija Stanislav Bukain and two other members of this organization last week. GVD Baltija is known as the organization that had held campaigns to gather humanitarian aid in Riga micro-districts for residents in Donbass.

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