Deputy Commander of Ukraine’s Navy killed in action, says report

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 Col. Ihor Bedzai, the Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, was killed in action, state-run Ukrinform News Agency reported on Monday.

Bedzai was killed by a Russian fighter rocket during a combat mission as part of the Mi-14 naval helicopter crew, Ukrinform reported, citing a Facebook post by Taras Chmut.

The director of the Come Back Alive Charitable Foundation had reported.

Chmut did not disclose in what battle and when Bedzai was killed.

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Bedzai formerly served as a commander of the 10th Naval Aviation Brigade.

He was known for successfully evacuating military equipment from Crimea to Ukraine after the peninsula was incorporated into Russia in 2014 following a referendum. (Xinhua/NAN)

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