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Ukainian serviceman killed at Yavoriv training range

An infantry fighting vehicle shot at another one by mistake.

Ukainian serviceman killed at Yavoriv training range

A serviceman was deadly wounded at the Yavoriv training range when the crew of one infantry fighting vehicle lost direction and took the lights of another infantry fighting vehicle ahead of it for an illuminated target, the press service of the Western Operative Command has said.

The incident took place at about 10 p.m. on 16 October.

"The officer in charge of the exercise noticed that security arrangements were breached and issued an order to stop fire immediately. But the crew has already made a shot. A serviceman was wounded after the tower armour was pierced," it said. He succumbed to wounds in an ambulance.

An investigation is underway.