Military doctor dies in Donbas conflict zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

An enemy sniper killed the man
14:05, 23 March 2019

Volodymyr Markevych, the Ukrainian military doctor

Ukrainian military doctor Volodymyr Markevych deceased during fulfilling his duties in Donbas combat zone. The press service of the 24th Mechanized Brigade of Ukraine reports this on Facebook.

Volodymyr Markevych was the senior military doctor, so he worked at the observation post of the forefront of the demarcation line near Novomykhaylivka village. The man was in the most dangerous area because the soldiers could have needed his help any moment.

The enemy sniper shot three times at him, using the 12.7 mm rifle. One of the bullets hit the doctor.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier dead, one more wounded in Donbas over 24 hours

According to the press service, Marckevych was born on February 5, 1971, and used to live in Lviv region, in Rozdil village. The man went to the battlefield in the Joint Forces Operation in order to save soldiers' lives in April 2018. The Ukrainian soldiers speak about him as the courageous, sincere and good comrade. 22-year-old Kyrylo lost his father because of the tragic event.

Earlier, one Ukrainian soldier died in the Donbas conflict zone on Friday, March 22. The Russian militants violated the ceasefire regime six times, they also used Minsk-banned weaponry five times over 24 hours. The enemy used 88 shells of 120 mm and 82 mm mortar.

Related: Day in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier dead, one more wounded

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