The bodies of Ukrainian military who died in the fighting on Svitlodarsk bulge on December 18 were received in Shchastya. This was reported by the coordinator of the search project "Evacuation 200" in the commentary to "112 Ukraine" TV channel.
In particular, the Ukrainian side has received the bodies of two soldiers and handed over two bodies to the militants also.
In the afternoon, the bodies will be taken to the forensic medical examination bureau in the city of the Dnipro, and tomorrow experts will carry out the relevant examination. After that, the dead bodies will be handed over to the relatives for burial.
However, during the negotiations provocation by militants occurred.
"Militants have one missing person, and they believed that it is between two confrontation lines. Yesterday there was an agreement, and our search group worked in the forest line between the confrontation lines, but after nearly an hour of searching somebody opened fire from the opposite side. And then we were leaving the area in the forest line. However, we did not find the body in the area which we examined. There were four of us," coordinator said.
According to him, the inconvenience may be related to the fact that other people were involved from the militants’ side in negotiations this time.