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7 February 2020, 15:01

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Kiev forces lose 9 killed and injured in non-combat accidents in a week

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LUGANSK, February 7 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukrainian Combined Task Force North has lost four troops killed and five injured in non-combat accidents this week, said LPR People's Militia press service head Yakov Osadchiy.

"Non-combat accidents in the Ukrainian Combined Task Force North caused four death and five severe injuries over the week," he said.

According to Osadchiy, currently the 59th brigade is investigating an incident where an intoxicated troop sustained a gunshot wound as a result of careless handling of arms.

Non-combat losses in the Ukrainian army amounted to 290 killed and over 600 wounded in 2019.

Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass on April 13, 2014. Its status was changed to the joint forces operation in 2018, though the situation on the ground remained mostly unchanged as Kiev forces keep violating the ceasefire announced and reconfirmed by the sides multiple times.

LuganskMediaCentre — 07 February — Lugansk