April 15, 2014 - 16:02 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Ethnic Armenian Ruben Avanesyan, killed in a standoff between Ukraine’s pro-Russian activists and ultranationalists, was commemorated at rally in Donetsk.
Avanesyan died of a gunshot wound he received during an attack in the town of Slavyansk.
The rally speaker Miroslav Rudnenko called to honor the Avanesyan, survived by two young children, with a minute of silence.
At a rally, Rudenko recounted details of the attack. According to him, pro-Russian activists’ cars were chased by 2 vehicles when delivering aid to fellow activists in Slavyansk. At one point, the third vehicle blocked the way of the unarmed activists, who were then shelled by the Right Sector ultranationalists.
Some activists managed to escape in of the cars. Ruben died in the attack, another activist is comatose in a hospital, and the third received a light injury, Rudenko said.
As noted in conclusion, the attack wasn’t left unpunished.
Earlier, Batkivshchyna All-Ukrainian Union MP Lesya Orobets reported the death of 10 pro-Russian activists as "positive news" on her Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the Donetsk Oblast internal affairs ministry's main department denied the report of 10 deaths in Slavyansk shooting, Rosbalt said.