A former fighter of the "Tornada" battalion Daniil Lyashuk with the call sign "Mujahed" died near Bakhmut, the Ukrainian agency UNIAN reported.

The citizen of Belarus,

Daniil Lyashuk,

was previously sentenced in Ukraine to 10 years of imprisonment for possession of another's property, trespassing and illegal detention of persons.

After his release, he began to fight in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The story of Daniil Lyashuk

Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine arrested Daniil Lyashuk in September 2015 together with 11 other fighters of the Tornado volunteer battalion.

They were accused of committing brutal acts against the civilian population, particularly in the Luhansk region.

The detained volunteers themselves connected these accusations with the fact that they blocked illegal trade with Donbass, which was carried out by railway.

The then chief military prosecutor of Ukraine, Anatoly Matyos, called Lyashuk the "most dangerous and cruel" fighter of the Tornado battalion:

"It was Mujakhed-Lashuk who, with extreme cynicism and audacity, cruelty and ruthlessness, tortured the local population of the Luhansk region most brutally, organized and took a direct part in the rape of detainees whom he, together with other suspects, kidnapped for selfish reasons."

In turn, Ruslan Sushko, the lawyer of the Belarusian, said after the verdict that the serious charges against the Tornado fighters at the beginning of the trial were not found in the verdict of the first instance - there is nothing in it about murder or rape.

But even those articles, according to which the fighters were found guilty (we are talking about possession of someone else's property, intrusion into the premises and illegal detention of persons), according to the lawyer, were unproven and based only on the testimony of a few people.

After the opening of the criminal case, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, signed an order to disband the Tornado company of the special purpose patrol service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, but later noted that honest fighters will be enrolled in other units.

On April 7, 2017, the Obolonsky District Court of Kyiv sentenced 12 former members of the special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs "Tornado" to various terms of imprisonment.

The trial took place behind closed doors.

In September 2018, it became known that Belarus demanded Ukraine to extradite Daniil Lyashuk, but the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine refused to do so.