UKRAINE: ‘ REBEL COMMANDER KNOWN AS BATMAN KILLED WHILE BEING ARRESTED ‘

A wanted rebel commander, who went by the name Batman, has been killed as Ukrainian security forces tried to arrest him, officials have claimed.

Alexandr Bednov, the leader of a pro-Russian militia called the Batman battalion in the eastern region of Luhansk, was wanted for murder, abduction and other abuses.Ukraine security council spokesman Volodymyr Poleviy confirmed Bednov’s death but would give no further details.

However, the website of the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic said he was killed on Thursday by security forces.

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