In the Navy APU confirmed the death of three Marines who disappeared on 8 January near Mariupol
In the naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine reported the death during the execution of tasks in the ATO zone in the Donbas three Marines.
“In the area of the antiterrorist operation in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions during the execution of the task of protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine killed our brothers-in-arms – the younger Sergeant Nikolay Okhrimenko, Junior Sergeant Sergey Sonico and seaman Sergey Trubin. The Marines to his last breath defending the Homeland, to the end fulfilled its constitutional duty,” says Navy APU on the official Facebook page on Friday.
Thus in the disclosed information are not specified nor the cause of the death of soldiers or the place of their death, or the date when the Marines were killed.
However, Advisor to the Deputy Minister of defense of Ukraine Vasily Budik on his Facebook page shared the link to the message Navy APU on the deaths of three Marines and wrote: “To the last had hoped to find alive .”
January 8, 2017 at the press center of the ATO headquarters reported that three soldiers of the APU is not returned to the location of his part in the ATO zone, and they were lost. Any personal data of the missing soldiers was not reported. Later in mass media there was information that the missing January 8 soldiers were killed, and allegedly there are talks about the return of their bodies to Kiev-controlled territory.
12 January, the speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Alexander Motuzyanik said that the militants said the discovery of the bodies in uniform in the direction of Mariupol (Donetsk region), but without examination it is impossible to confirm that the bodies of three Marines, missing in action 8 Jan.
January 13, representatives of the humanitarian project, APU handed the bodies of three lost Ukrainian military personnel Transfer took place in Donetsk, which is beyond the control of the Kiev area. After the transfer of the body of the military got into town the Dnieper (Dnipropetrovsk region) for the identification of bodies, and it is judicial-medical examination which will establish the cause of death and the circumstances under which Ukrainian soldiers were killed.
As reported, the Ukrainian Marines are serving in the ATO zone in the area of Mariupol. So, July 21, 2015 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that three battalions and one battalion of Marines sent to Mariupol (Donetsk region) from the Nikolaev area to strengthen the defense of this city.