The Ukrainian armed forces have suffered losses in a bitter turnaround. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech that the tragedy surrounding the mass killing of soldiers of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade in Zaporizhzhia Oblast could have been prevented. Zelensky expressed his condolences to the families and relatives of the victims and emphasized that the responsible circumstances and orders for the incident are being investigated.
Zelenskyj calls for complete clarification
The Ukrainian president emphasizes that the investigation must be transparent and Ukrainska Pravda reports that a criminal case has already been opened to clarify the events. It’s about uncovering the complete truth and preventing future tragedies. In addition, measures were taken to shed light on the exact sequence of events.
Attack during a ceremony
According to Ukrainska Pravda, Russian forces attacked Ukrainian soldiers during a ceremony in the frontline village of Zaporizhzhia. Awards were usually given on this day, which explains the presence of a larger number of soldiers. It is feared that over twenty soldiers may have lost their lives.
National mourning in Ukraine
Ukrainska Pravda further reports that three days of mourning have been ordered in Zakarpattia Oblast. Mourning goes out to the soldiers of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade who were believed to have been the target of an attack during an awards ceremony. Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to shed light on what happened.