Sergey Gubanova: Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine
The commander of the police battalion “Lugansk-1” Sergey Gubanov hit a trip wire during the “kontrdiversionnoy work on combating smuggling and preventing the passage of militants” near the village of Trehizbenka. The circumstances of the death became known to the news Agency hromadske.ua from the colleague Gubanova, whose name was not specified.
The interlocutor of the edition noted that the commander, along with other soldiers often passed through this area and it is unclear when they put a stretch — a month ago or an hour before the incident. According to him, to this place on the demarcation line was always the centre of attention as controlled and uncontrolled areas separated only by the river 30 meters wide.
“This was the place we always stopped the smuggling, which they crossed by boats. They seem to expect that someone will come, someone will come,” added the fighter “Lugansk-1”.
It also became known that among those three people patrolling the territory together with the battalion commander, one is in serious condition and another in moderate condition, and the Deputy commander was slightly injured.
On the death of Sergei Gubanov informed on may 21, reported the press service of the National police of Ukraine. It was explained that the battalion commander and three soldiers were injured by shrapnel near the village of trekhizbenka of the Novoaydarsky area Wednesday, 20 may at about 21:30. The battalion commander was killed, others wounded, they were sent for treatment to a military hospital.
May 20, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DPR and LPR) brought their military units in full combat readiness because of increased since the beginning of may to the shelling of the Ukrainian side. Against this background, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral contact group (TAG), Leonid Kuchma urgently convene a group meeting to discuss the situation in the Donbass.
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