Vladimir Zhoga, leader of the neo-Nazi ‘Sparta Battalion’, who led the Russian invasion’s 11th day, was killed in Volnovakha, Ukraine after Putin’s troops achieved no major victories.
According to The Sun, Vladimir Zhoga died in the battle in Volnovakha, a city in eastern Ukraine.
Denis Pushilin, who heads the breakaway Ukrainian territory of Donetsk, confirmed his murder on his Telegram channel. “Today, the commander of the Spartan separate reconnaissance battalion, Guard Colonel Vladimir Zhoga (nom de guerre Vokha), died a hero in Volnovakha,” he wrote.
According to Pushilin, the commander was killed during an operation to evacuate civilians from Volnovakha, one of the towns where Russian troops violated a ceasefire agreement on Saturday.
Who Is Vladimir Zhoga?
In 2016, Vladimir Zhoga succeeded Arsen Pavlov as the group’s leader.
He has been fighting in Ukraine since 2014.
Zogha is known for killing Ukrainian POWs and committing horrific war crimes, according to the Daily Mail.
Previously, he led the Sparta Battalion in battles for Slavyansk and Donetsk Airport.
The group has also been waging war in the Donbas region and has been behind a series of deadly attacks on Ukrainian military.
The warlord who is also known as “Voha” has been described as a short, very calm, laconic young man with a small beard.
Vladimir Zhoga has been awarded the title of “Hero of the Russian Federation” posthumously, the highest honorary title in Russia https://t.co/rqKLLWeg8B
— Russians With Attitude (@RWApodcast) March 6, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the Executive Order on awarding the title of Hero of the Russian Federation to Vladimir Zhoga.
As stated in Kremlin: “The title of Hero of the Russian Federation has been awarded to Vladimir Zhoga (posthumously) for acts of heroism and courage while fulfilling his civic duty,”
Details On Vladimir Zhoga Wife: Was He Married?
Vladimir Zhoga’s wife and children’s details are yet to place on the Internet. According to many sources, the warlord was born in Slavyansk.
His father Artyom Zhoga will serve as the new commander of the Sparta Battalion.
Both had joined the Donetsk People’s Militia together in 2014.