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Ukrainian Kickboxing World Champion Maksym Kagal killed in combat against Russia

Ukrainian Kickboxing World Champion Maksym Kagal died last day in Ukraine while battling the Russian forces in the siege of Mariupol.

“Unfortunately, the war takes the best. On 25 March, while defending the city of Mariupol as part of the Azov Separate Special Forces Unit, Maksym Kagal died. Sleep well, Brother, rest in peace, we will avenge you,” posted his coach Oleg Skirta on Facebook last day.

The 30-year-old, who hailed from Kremenchug, had won the World Kickboxing Championship ISKA back in 2014.

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The death of Kagal happened amidst the bombing of a theatre in the city which saw the death of more than 300 people. Mariupol is currently fighting a squadron of 25 Russian bombers as per reports.

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. The attack is internationally considered a war of aggression. It has triggered Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 3.8 million Ukrainians leaving the country, and millions more internally displaced

A long list of sanctions has been placed on Russia following the invasion but the crisis still continues to be the source of some terrifying news.

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Last day, two Russian sporting federations including the Russian Boxing Federation had come in support of Russia’s actions claiming that the invasion was a special military operation.

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