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Commander of Ukrainian Army's 1st tank brigade dies in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lt.Col. Yuriy Mezhakov led the unit since 2019
16:48, 28 May 2020

Yuriy Mezhakov
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Commanding officer of Ukrainian Army's 1st Tank Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel Yuriy Mezhakov passed away in Donbas combat area. This is mentioned in the message of the press office of Joint Forces Operation HQ.

The HQ claims that the deceased officer was a true professional.

Lt.Col. Yuriy Mezhakov led the unit since 2019.

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On May 27, the Ukrainian military shot down an enemy drone flying over positions in the Mariinka area (Donetsk region). This is stated in the daily report of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, published on its website.

"In addition, in the morning, Ukrainian defenders shot down an enemy Quadcopter UAV, which was flying over positions in the Mariinka area," the statement said.

On May 22, a militant drone dropped a fragmentation grenade on the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Starohnativka village. As a result of the explosion, one Ukrainian serviceman received a shrapnel wound.

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