Non-combat losses: two Ukrainian soldiers died in ATO zone

12:40, 13 April 2017
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Two Ukrainian soldiers died as a result of inappropriate weapon handling in the Donbas conflict zone, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters reported on Facebook.

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"Today, on April 13, two servicemen died in military units, where personnel carry out combat missions in the ATO zone in the Donetsk and Mariupol sectors," the report says.

According to preliminary information, the tragedies occurred as a result of a careless handling of weapons.

Read alsoNumber of Ukrainian hostages in Donbas rises to 126 - Ukraine’s humanitarian envoyCircumstances of the tragic incident are being clarified. Representatives of the military service of law and order, the military prosecutor's office, and police are working on the scene.

"The officials responsible for the accidents will be prosecuted in accordance with the current legislation," the headquarters noted.

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