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Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, nine wounded due to accident at tactical drills

The mortar exploded, - the press service of the Armed Forces
10:17, 6 July 2018

Ukroboronprom

A dreadful incident occurred in Rivne region, northern Ukraine, with the Ukrainian army servicemen dying and getting wounded. Ivan Arefyev, the head of the press center of the Armed Forces HQ reported that the incident occurred at about 6 a.m. 

According to him, the accident occurred during the tactical exercise on the firing range in Rivne region, where three soldiers deceased and nine suffered wounds of various degrees of severity. The preliminary data says that the reason is the explosion of the mortar.

'The Ground Forces HQ decided to stop the tactical drills; the internal investigation began', Arefyev said.

Related: Ukrainian Marines, artillery units hold joint drills near annexed Crimea

Earlier, Ukrainian Marine Eduard Fedorov passed away in the Military Medical Clinical Center of the northern region in Kharkiv on July 2 as the Ukrainian Navy press office claims on Facebook.

Fedorov was wounded during the shell on July 27. The doctors were struggling for his life. However, he passed away at 9 PM on July 2.

The Navy General Command of Ukrainian Armed Forces and the 39th Independent Brigade of Marine Corps are extending their condolences to the family and relatives of deceased.

Related: SBU conducts countersabotage drills in Kyiv region

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