: :inin Kyiv (EET)

12 National Guard soldiers killed, 22 injured in road accident


Twelve National Guard soldiers that were traveling for rotation were killed and 22 more were injured in a road accident in Donetsk region late on Monday, January 5.
The public liaisons department of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s main office in Donetsk region reported this on Tuesday, January 6.
“Twelve soldiers were killed and 22 were injured in the accident. The victims were urgently admitted to the central city hospital in Artemivsk, where a range of measures are being taken to preserve the lives of injured servicemen,” reads the statement.
The police said that “an investigative team of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s main office in Donetsk region and representatives of the military prosecutor’s office are working at the scene to determine the circumstances of the accident.”
The report notes that on January 5, at about 19.00, during the rotation of servicemen of volunteer units and the National Guard of Ukraine in the area of the anti-terrorist operation, a bus carrying the servicemen collided with a KrAZ truck on the Kyiv-Kharkiv-Dovzhansky highway in the village of Minkivka, Artemivsk district. According to preliminary reports, the collision occurred as a result of severe weather conditions.
“On behalf of the board and personnel of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s main office in Donetsk region we express our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased soldiers who died early, faithfully fulfilling their duty to the motherland,” reads the statement.

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