On the first day of the new year, Ukrainian military Yuriy Serheev nicknamed Hudvin died in Donbas. The loss is non-combat as wife of deceased fighter Lilia Serheeva-Starostina reported on Facebook.
“Dear friends, my husband Yuriy Serheev died today at 14:00,” she reported.
Officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoly Shtefan (Stirlitz) specified that the loss was non-combat and Yuriy Serheev committed suicide. It took place near Zolote, Luhansk region.
As we reported, the casualty rate of Donbas occupants exceeded 1,5 thousand people in 2019.
As we reported earlier, on December 29, Ukraine and representatives of the militant-held Donbas exchanged prisoners; these are political prisoners, POWs and civilians, some of which were not even convicted. The venue was Mayorske checkpoint in Donetsk region.
The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Tripartite Contact Group (TCG), Martin Sajdik, welcomed the exchange of detained persons between Kyiv and Temporary Occupied Territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This was reported by OSCE’s press center on its official website.
"I sincerely welcome the mutual release and exchange of detainees today, pursuant to a common decision of the Trilateral Contract Group, with the participation of representatives of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, taken on 23 December 2019," Sajdik said.