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 Serviceman of 80th Brigade Volodymyr Kyian killed near Shchastia by land mine. PHOTO

Soldier of the 80th Separate Airmobile Brigade Volodymyr Kyian died near the town of Shchastia today having tripped a land mine. He is survived by his wife and a baby in Lviv.

Volunteers Roman Sinitsyn and Pavlo Kashchuk wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

According to preliminary data, the soldier was killed by triggering a land mine.

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"One of the best officers and people I ever met in ATO was killed in Shchastia today. The legendary Company Commander, Acting Deputy Commander of one of 80th Brigade's battalions - Volodymyr Kyian aka "Taifun". Rest in peace, Volodymyr. We will remember you. Taifun is survived by a wife with a baby in Lviv..." Roman Sinitsyn wrote.

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The same information was confirmed by volunteer Pavlo Kashchuk: "Two days ago, Volodymyr made boast of his new toy - Mosin rifle made in 1945. He no longer answers private messages on social networks. And will never answer... This morning ... They say it was a land mine... They say it's all not so simple - do not tell on the phone. Again this unfortunate Shchastia, again the 92nd [Brigade] involved. Taifun was heading there to find out what happened with Andrii Halushchenko yesterday, puzzle everything out by himself. He would not be silent. Volodymyr, you were one of the best, you were the backbone of the army, and you will not be forgotten. You've saved hundreds of lives here - they will have children and grandchildren. We will remember you! And we will not forgive those responsible for your death and leave it as it is."

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