Donbas: Ukrainian serviceman dies in explosive mishandling accident

Source : 112 Ukraine

The accident occurred in the area of Novotoshkivske
10:15, 16 September 2020

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A Ukrainian soldier deceased in Donbas combat area due to careless handling of a hand grenade. The tragedy occurred in the area of Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region, on Tuesday. HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on September 16.

The circumstances are being investigated.

As is known, another three servicemen were wounded in incidents with explosive items. Specifically, two fighters of the Ukrainian military triggered a trap with an RGD-5 hand grenade near Shumy, Donetsk region. Both men suffered fragmentary wounds and were taken to a hospital. Their lives are beyond danger now. Another man was injured in the same area, as he stepped on an unknown explosive device, too.

During that day, Ukrainian combat engineers cleared eight hectares of area from landmines. They also seized 46 explosive items and handed them over for further safe destruction.

Related: Austria ready to host dialogue for talks on solving Donbas conflict, - Kurz

In the small hours of September 16, the enemy attacked Katerynivka, using an underbarrel grenade launcher. That's the only ceasefire violation so far since the beginning of the day.

Related: Day in Donbas: Three Ukrainian servicemen wounded


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