Fighter of Ukraine's Armed Forces Vitaliy Karavan deceased in the Donbas combat area. The untimely death was caused by the case of mishandling ammunition. The press service of the 56th Detached Motorized Infantry Brigade reported that on January 15.
The tragedy occurred in the small hours of January 13. The command and comrades-in-arms express their condolences to the family and close people of the perished serviceman.
An internal investigation began in this case.
On January 14, Russian mercenaries landed eight attacks on positions of Ukrainian forces in Donbas. They widely used Minsk-banned weaponry, such as 122 mm artillery systems and 82 and 120 mm mortars. Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on January 14. In the Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire three times. In Nevelske, the occupants fired heavy machine guns; in Novotroitske and Mariinka, they opened fire from small arms. In the Luhansk region, the militants fired in Luhanske, Orikhove, and Krymske. 122 mm artillery shells, as well as 82 and 120 mines, hit Orikhove. In Krymske, Ukrainian troops took fire from heavy machine guns and 82 mm mortars. Two Ukrainian servicemen sustained combat wounds.