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National Guard serviceman, 19, shots himself in east

He was allegedly a member of the Blue Whale group.

National Guard serviceman, 19, shots himself in east
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A serviceman of the National Guard's military unit No 3029 (Zaporizhzhya) killed himself in the antiterrorist operation area late on 30 July.

"According to his colleagues, the serviceman was of a quiet nature, he had no conflicts with relatives or colleagues. According to preliminary information, he committed a suicide," the National Guard said on its website.

The UNIAN news agency quoted the military commissariat of Zaporizhzhya Region as saying that the 19-year-old serviceman of the National Guard shot himself after an evening muster. He put on his new uniform and shot himself with an assault rifle.

The agency quoted National Guard servicemen as saying that the victim was a member of the Blue Whale, a group of potential suicides on social networks.