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 One Ukrainian soldier killed, one severely injured in attack in Kharkiv

Two servicemen of the 92nd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were attacked at the Pivdennyi railroad station in Kharkiv. One military did not survive; the other received severe knife-inflicted wounds and was taken to a hospital.

This was reported on the brigade's account on Facebook, Censor.NET informs citing LB.UA.

"Oleksandr 'Samba', a scout from the 92nd Brigade, was stabbed today in Kharkiv. 'Kokh' was taken to the hospital No. 4 in a grave condition caused by knife-inflicted wounds... The guys were on vacation spending time in a café. Two attackers were detained," the statement reads.

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According to the statement on the Kharkiv police website, the tragedy occurred March 21 after midnight.

"The Kharkiv police have detained a resident of the neighboring region for commission of the gravest crime. Law enforcers of the Kholodnohirsk district police department have exposed a 30-year-old citizen, who killed a 30-year-old man and committed murderous attempt on his 24-year-old companion. The police officers patrolling Pivdennyi railroad station heard screams at 12.40 a.m. today, March 21. Upon arrival on the scene, the law enforcement officers found that a man had stabbed two individuals and attempted to escape from the scene. The attacker was arrested in a hot pursuit.

"It was established that two companions (24 and 30-year-old) were spending spare time in a cafe. They were joined by 30- and 37-year-old men. A conflict developed among them as they were drinking alcoholic beverages. The 30-year-old suspect pulled out a clasp-knife and started stabbing his new friends. The 30-year-old victim died of the wounds on the spot. The 24-year-old man was taken to a hospital with knife-inflicted wounds to the abdomen and shoulder," the police press service added.

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The investigator has initiated criminal proceedings under Part 2 of the Article 115 (premeditated murder) and Part 2 of the Article 15, Part 2 of the Article 115 (murderous attempt) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The detainee faces up to 15 years in jail for the committed crime.
 
 
 
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