Armed incident in Donbas: militant killed his colleagues and deserted

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian soldier died as a result of a militants' attack near Donetsk airport
13:59, 27 October 2015


Yesterday, at the contact line an armed incident took place, as reported by the ATO press center. Russian-backed militants, who control the territory destroyed Donetsk airport, opened fire targeting the positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces near Opytne and Pisky, Donetsk region. During the fighting one Ukrainian soldier was killed. The situation on the other fronts of eastern Ukraine remained stable. 

In the area of ​​counter-terrorist operations gunman shot colleagues and deserted, as reported by the press service of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine. "A decline in military discipline and morale of personnel might be observed among occupational grouping of Russian troops in the east of Ukraine. In particular, there are more and more cases of using weapons in resolving of conflicts. October 26, a soldier of 16th battalion of so-called territorial defense of militants shot his colleagues to death and left the location of the unit taking the weapons (TT pistol, AK-74 rifle and grenade launcher) with him," as said in a statement.

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