Two paratroopers Leonid Kichatkin born in 1984 and Alexander Osipov born in 1993 were buried in the cemetery of the village Vybuty near the Pskov Airborne Division landfill in the morning of August 25. The dates of their deaths were 19 and 20 of this year August, respectively. The causes of their deaths were not named. A memorial ceremony was held under police guard in the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Vybuty.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry denied NATO claims on the possible involvement of Pskov Division troops, partly stationed in the Rostov region, in "active hostilities" in Ukraine. A number of Ukrainian media reported on August 21 that they could have been killed in the ATO area.
It was previously reported, that two unknown persons attacked journalists of Russian media Dozhd, Russkaya Planeta, Fontanka and Novaya at another cemetery near Pskov in the afternoon on August 26 trying to get more detailed information about the death of the paratroopers.
They threw stones at the reporters' car and pierced two tires.