Ukrainian soldiers shot a colleague from National Guard

Murdered soldier of the battalion "Donbass" (first left)

Murdered soldier of the battalion “Donbass” (first left)

Soldiers of the 93rd Brigade of the Ukrainian army shot and killed a soldier of battalion “Donbass” of Ukrainian National Guard. The incident is reported on the Facebook page of Alex Herman, the slain soldier’s colleague. Information about the death of a soldier confirmed by the commander of “Donbass” Semen Sementchenko.

According to the information from Alexis Herman, the soldier called “Student” (called only by his callsign, name is not made public) stood up for some civilians and “tried to prevent a drunken rage between the soldiers”, and so those soldiers shot him. At the same the fighter from “Donbass” argues that the commandment is trying to hide the story from parents of the deceased.

Later this information was confirmed by the commander of “Donbass” Semen Sementchenko. According to him, some of the soldiers who staged this riot were detained while some others are on the run. Command of the unit where they served refused to assist in the investigation, Sementchenko claims. Military prosecutors have launched an investigation into the murder. The commander noted that such cases undermine the people’s faith in the army.

“Last night my younger comrade has died. He could die ten times in battle, but instead he was killed by drunken soldiers from another military unit. We can not let this happen again. Unfortunately, it will happen again,” – said Sementchenko. He added that “he is not prepared to tell the mother of the deceased that his son died at the hands of his drunken moron comrades from a neighboring unit.”

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