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Tactical drills in Nothern Ukraine end up in tragedy: four army servicemen died

16:37, 6 July 2018

A dreadful accident occurred in Rivne region, northern Ukraine, with four Ukrainian army servicemen killed and another four getting wounded.

According to Ivan Arefyev, the head of the press center of the Armed Forces HQ, the accident occurred during the tactical exercise on the firing range in Rivne region. The Defense Ministry specified that the mine exploded inside the barrel of a 120 mm mortar.

The wounded soldiers are now treated, as they suffered injuries of various degree of severity. The internal investigation is underway, with leaders of the state having it taken under personal control.

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