Ukrainian scientist Ihor Kozlovsky, who survived Russian captivity, has died
Famous Ukrainian scientist, religious scholar, writer and historian Ihor Kozlovsky, who survived Russian captivity, died at the age of 69. On the night of September 6, he had a heart attack.
This was reported in social networks by his friends and relatives. "Tonight because of a heart attack left us in the backwaters Ihor Kozlovsky", - wrote in Facebook Ukrainian philosopher and religious scholar, Professor of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Lyudmila Filippovych.
Even the day before, on September 5, the scientist attended the premiere of Marysia Nikityuk's film "I, Nina" - the corresponding photo he shared in social networks.
"See you in eternity, dear Ihor Kozlovsky. It is a great pity to lose the opportunity to really communicate with such people. With the saints rest in peace, Lord!", - wrote the clergyman and public figure George Kovalenko.
What is known about Ihor Kozlovsky and his abduction
About the abduction of Ihor Kozlovsky in occupied Donetsk became known on January 30, 2016. The scientist stayed in the city, caring for his son with Down syndrome.
The occupiers detained him a day after the explosion at the Lenin monument and accused him of "illegal possession of explosives". At the same time, the charges were changed several times.
In March 2017, the terrorists "DPR" included Ihor Kozlovsky in the lists for exchange, he was released in December, after two years in captivity.
Ihor Kozlovsky is a candidate of historical sciences, headed the Center for Religious Studies and International Spiritual Relations in Donetsk, taught at the Department of Philosophy of Donetsk National Technical University. At one time he headed the Department of Religious Affairs of Donetsk Regional State Administration.
He is the author of more than 50 scientific publications. He maintained close relations with spiritual figures, was a participant of international conferences and meetings, in particular, with Pope John Paul II and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
According to the scientist's relatives, he did not publicly criticize the terrorist "DPR", but could attract the attention of the occupants by participating in the prayer marathon "For Unity and Peace in Ukraine", where he went out with the flag of Ukraine.