Retribution: Ukrainian soldier shot his commander dead

31.07.2016, Donbass.

Private of the Ukrainian army shot his commander-nationalist dead, the Deputy Operations Commander of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin informed Donetsk News Agency on July 31st.

According to Eduard Basurin, a conflict between the Ukrainian officer and his subordinate took place in the 16th independent motorized infantry brigade of the Ukrainian army in the area near the industrial zone of Avdeevka town. The cause of the conflict is that the soldier refused to obey the order to shell civilian targets in DPR villages and towns by mortar.

This unit is at the frontline. At the present moment, Ukrainian army command is urgently trying to replace it, since it is unfit for combat and its ‘personnel is completely demoralized after the incident.

According to the DPR Operation Command, the Ukrainian military fired 817 shells at the DPR front-line territory during the past day only. As a result of the night shelling of the residential areas in the northern outskirts of Donetsk, 14 houses were damaged including several apartment buildings.



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