Kryvyi Rih soldier injured in Donbas dies in hospital

Kryvyi Rih soldier injured in Donbas dies in hospital

A Ukrainian military serviceman who was earlier evacuated to Kharkiv after being injured in the Joint Forces Operation zone on July 15, succumbed to his wounds this morning.

This is according to Kharkiv’s Pershyi Miskyi TV referring to the adviser to the Dnipro Regional State Administration Head, Tetiana Huba, Ukrinform reports.

"On the morning of July 19, the heart of a Kryvyi Rih serviceman Oleksandr Horbenko, 29, stopped. The young man was gravely injured in a shelling in the Joint Forces Operation zone. He was evacuated by helicopter to the Kharkiv hospital, but unfortunately, he couldn’t be saved," the statement reads.

Read also: Occupiers fire mortars and artillery in eastern Ukraine. One soldier wounded

On the evening of July 15, during an enemy shelling in the JFO zone, Oleksandr Horbenko, a serviceman coming from the city of Kryvyi Rih, was seriously injured and then immediately flown by helicopter to a Kharkiv clinic. The soldier has suffered a severe burn to 80% of his body.

Horbenko had been defending Ukraine since 2014.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on July 15, Russian occupation forces eight times violated the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Five servicemen sustained various injuries in the attacks.


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