Ukrainian soldier committed suicide in training center: Investigation underway

Source : 112 Ukraine

The investigation is considering other versions, including premeditated murder, driving to suicide and violation of the rules for handling weapons
08:46, 25 October 2021

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The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in the military and defense sphere of the Central region has opened a criminal proceeding marked “suicide” over the death of a military conscript in a training center Desna. Press service of the department reported that on October 24.

It is noted that the investigation is considering other versions of the incident, including premeditated murder, driving to suicide and violation of the rules for handling weapons.

It was previously established that a conscript born in 1997, while on guard, fired several shots from an AK-74 machine gun, causing himself bodily harm. He died on the spot from his injuries.

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The investigation into the death of a serviceman is carried out by investigators of the police station No. 1 of the Chernihiv district police department of the GUNP in the Chernihiv region.

As we reported earlier, a  20-year-old conscript soldier from Mykolaiv committed suicide at the border with Belarus, Kovel area, Volyn region.

The incident took place when the soldier was at the border patrol that held border guarding. The military committed suicide as he shot himself in the head from the rifle.

The body was sent to the forensic examination. The investigators have opened the criminal proceeding due to the incident. The police is establishing all circumstances of the tragedy. The investigation continues.

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