MainPolitical

Ukrainian brigade commander said wounded near Dokuchayevsk

Three more officers were also wounded during a shooting attack.

Ukrainian brigade commander said wounded near Dokuchayevsk
Yevhen Korostelev
Photo: mil.in.ua

The commander of the 128th mountain assault brigade, Col Yevhen Korostelev, has been wounded near Dokuchayevsk, Donetsk Region, the Ukrainian Military Portal has reported quoting witnesses' accounts.

The colonel was admitted to hospital.

Three more officers of the same unit were wounded as a result of militants firing a grenade launcher.

The evening update by the Joint Forces Operation HQ mentions two servicemen who got wounded as a result of the explosion of an unidentified explosive device. It is unclear whether the incident had to do with the brigade commander.

The area of disengagement of troops No 3 near Bohdanivka and Petrivske is the zone of responsibility of the 128th mountain assault brigade.

Earlier, militants fired on an Ural lorry of the brigade with guided antitank missiles, wounding four Ukrainian servicemen.

Col Korostelev took over command of the brigade recently. Previously, he was in charge of the howitzer artillery division of the 25th detached airborne brigade.

Read LB.ua news on social networks Facebook and Twitter