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Ukrainian serviceman dies in Donbas, stepping on a landmine

Source : 112 Ukraine

His comrade in arms was wounded with the same explosion
16:15, 13 August 2020

112 Agency

A Ukrainian military man sustained lethal wounds in an explosion, as he stepped on an explosive device in Donbas combat area. Press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on August 13.

"Two servicemen of the Joint Forces staff diverted from the route, which resulted in an explosion on an unknown explosive device. One of them, regrettably, passed away, and anotehr one sustained injuries. The wounded warrior was quickly brought to a hospital for necessary medical aid", reads the message.

Workers of military prosecutor's office and military police are working on site, sorting out the details.

Related: Two ceasefire violations in Donbas since day began

On August 12, Donbas militants committed three ceasefire violations and fired at Ukrainian positions with Minsk-prohibited weapons. The press center of the Joint Forces Operation headquarters reports.

In particular, near the settlements of Maryinka and Pivdene, several unarmed automatic rounds with small arms were noted. Another fact of provocation by the militants was recorded not far from Krasnohorivka. In this sector, the enemy fired an anti-personnel mine (POM-2) at the Ukrainian positions. using the anti-tank grenade launcher.

Related: Ukrainian serviceman dies in Donbas while performing a combat mission

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