A top aide to the military chief of Ukraine was killed by a live grenade given to him as a birthday gift.

A high-ranking assistant to the leader of Ukraine’s armed forces was fatally injured by a birthday present grenade, not as a deliberate attack, according to the country’s interior minister. On Telegram, Minister Ihor Klymenko announced that Major Henadiy Chastyakov passed away in the unfortunate incident on Monday and his 13-year-old son sustained serious injuries.

According to Klymenko, a coworker gave Chastyakov, a close friend and top assistant to General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, six new grenades as a present for his 39th birthday.

Chastyakov was proudly displaying the grenades to his family at home when his son grabbed one and started turning the ring.

On February 24, 2022, Russia initiated a complete invasion of Ukraine.

He expressed that Chastyakov’s passing caused him immense agony, and described it as a significant loss for both the Armed Forces of Ukraine and himself.

The military in Ukraine experienced their second deadly tragedy within a week, resulting in the death of an officer.

A group of Ukrainian soldiers were holding a commemorative event in Zaporizhzhia on Friday to pay tribute to their troops. However, they were hit by a Russian missile which resulted in the death of 19 soldiers, making it one of the most fatal attacks reported by Ukrainian forces.

Zelenskyy has denied that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has come to a halt. The rumors of peace talks appear to be baseless. This statement was made at 09:08.

Dmytro Lysiuk, the leader of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade, has been temporarily removed from his position while officials look into the decision to hold a Rocket Forces and Artillery Day event near the front line. This location made it vulnerable to being detected by Russian surveillance drones.

According to reports from Ukrainian media, Lysiuk arrived late to the ceremony and did not sustain any injuries.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that the individual(s) responsible for breaking the safety regulations in the enemy’s airspace will be identified. He emphasized that there will be consequences and no one will be exempt from accountability.


Source: cbsnews.com