Militant Milkhail Polynkov (polynkov), call sign Khrustalik, wrote about the incident in his Livejournal blog, Censor.NET informs.
According to him, in the night of July 23, 2016 Ukrainian military were allegedly spraying positions of terrorists with "dense artillery fire hourly."
"At 11:20 p.m., in shelling with 122-mm missiles from Gvozdika SP guns by the 30th mechanized brigade of Ukrainian Armed Forces from a position in Starohnativka, mortar gunners with call signs Kanat, Snikers, Kok, and Molodoy were killed by a direct hit," the militant wrote.
He believes the reason behind the death of the soldiers was that they neglected safety regulations and gathered together in a caponier, where they were drinking vodka and tea.
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