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Aide to Ukrainian armed forces commander killed by explosive in birthday current – POLITICO

A high aide to Ukraine’s military commander was killed in Kyiv by an explosive that went off as he returned dwelling with a birthday current on Monday.

“An unknown explosive gadget went off in one of many birthday presents. From the start of [Russia’s] full-scale invasion, [Major Hennadiy Chastyakov] was a dependable shoulder for me, utterly devoting his life to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the combat in opposition to Russian aggression,” stated Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, the commander in chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in a press release.

Ukraine nationwide police confirmed {that a} 39-year-old Ukrainian serviceman died in a residential complicated on the outskirts of the capital from a grenade detonation. His 13-year-old son was significantly injured, they stated, including they’ve opened an investigation into the careless dealing with of ammunition. Police haven’t recognized a suspect.

The explanations and circumstances round Chastyakov’s dying might be established throughout the pre-trial investigation, Zaluzhnyy stated.

Zaluzhny stated his aide had been married with 4 kids. Based on his spouse, Chastykov introduced dwelling a bag containing a bottle of alcohol and glasses within the form of grenades that had been gifted to him, Ukrainian information web site Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing legislation enforcement sources. An explosion occurred as he opened the bundle, Ukrainska Pravda stated.

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