Breaking News: Commander Alexei Mozgovoi assassinated in Lugansk
This is a terrible day for the struggle in Novorossiya and Ukraine. The most militant and principled antifascist militia leader, Commander Alexei Mozgovoi of the Ghost Brigade, has reportedly been assassinated in Lugansk. Six or seven people accompanying him, including his press secretary, were killed as well.
Official reports from the government of Lugansk state that Mozgovoi was assassinated by a reconaissance and sabotage group sent by the Ukrainian fascist junta. This is certainly possible.
However, Mozgovoi was threatened by conservative internal enemies in Donbass many times. He survived a similar assassination attempt a few months ago.
Most recently, he was threatened for hosting the Donbass International Forum in Alchevsk a military parade on Victory Day. Despite these threats, he was outspoken about the importance of international solidarity.
This is a huge blow to the left in Donbass and, if it was carried out by internal reactionary forces, may also signal danger to the Communist Party of Lugansk and other comrades locally involved in the conference.
The international organizers of the conference and Antifascist Caravan are planning to announce a join action. It will be important for those of us in the U.S. to participate.
Let us redouble our efforts to uphold the militant, anti-fascist struggle of our dear comrade Alexei Mozgovoi. Presente!