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6 June 2017, 15:53

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Relatives of killed Ukrainian commando ask LPR to help evacuate his body from “grey zone”

Relatives of the Ukrainian officer killed as his squad attempted to break through LPR positions, asked the Republic's authorities to help retrieve his body left by his colleagues in the “grey zone” near the contact line, the Republic’s Interior Ministry public relations center said.

“The Ukrainian army officer was killed on 3 June,” the IM public relations center said.

“On 5 June, relatives of 130th separate reconnaissance battalion of the Ukrainian army deputy commander Alexander Boiko called the LPR Interior Ministry hotline. The body was abandoned in the battlefield; Ukraine had made no attempts to retrieve it,” it said.

 Ukrainian command has not answered the relatives’ pleas to recover the body.

After several unsuccessful attempts to get some help from Ukrainian authorities, the relatives decided to contact LPR Interior Ministry. Its public relations center said “the issue of body evacuation and its handover to relatives for burial has been passed to the relevant departments.”

LuganskMediaCentre — 06 June — Lugansk