– The Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defense informed me about the results of the investigation into the circumstances of the missile attack on the 128th Freedom Guards Brigade. Now we know minute by minute what happened And that’s how it happened. We found out what led to tragedy and how to avoid it – Defense Minister of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.
According to the minister’s account, soldiers gathered in the courtyard to receive their awards. – All camouflage rules are ignored. There were more than ten cars parked nearby. At that time, a Russian spy drone was observed (…). An air alert was issued across the region. During the awarding ceremony, the Army was alerted to an enemy drone operating (…) sector No centralized security measures have been taken – Umirov said, an investigation is underway in this matter by the State Bureau of Investigation.
– All those responsible for this tragedy will be punished according to law – added.
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine commented on the death of 19 soldiers. “This is unacceptable”
The minister appealed to all commanders not to neglect basic security measures. – This is unacceptable – he insisted.
On November 3, in one of the villages of Zaporizhia province, a meeting was held to reward the soldiers on the front line, on the occasion of the Day of Missile and Artillery Troops. 19 soldiers were killed in the Russian attack – recalls Ukrainska Pravda. A day later, the Defense Minister ordered a full and detailed investigation into the tragedy.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said the tragedy could have been avoided. He emphasized that an investigation is being conducted to answer the question of how this tragic incident happened and whose order was wrong, to the families of the deceased soldiers and the public.
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