Russian invaders took the life of another famous Ukrainian athlete.
Another irreparable loss for Ukrainian sports. Last night, Vitaly Merinov died from wounds received in battles with the invaders. This was reported by the MVK website.
It should be noted that Merinov is a four-time world champion in kickboxing, a champion of Ukraine in universal combat, a master of sports in boxing.
On the very first day of a massive invasion by a terrorist nation, he left to defend Ukraine. Even a shrapnel wound in the leg received in battle did not stop the hero. After recovering he returned to the front.
Merinov is survived by his wife and two-year-old daughter. Before the war, the former athlete was a member of the executive committee of the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council. He was also elected as a representative of the city of Ivano-Frankivsk at the last meeting.
Let us remind you, earlier in the fight with the Russians, the champion of Europe in boxing among the youth was defeated.
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