Ukrainian soldier shoots his comrades: kills five and wounds five others in a changing of the guard

Ukrainian soldier shoots his comrades: kills five and wounds five others in a changing of the guard

The Ukrainian soldier fired his automatic rifle at his comrades at a post in the city of Dnipro, killing five and wounding five others. He then fled and is currently being sought by Ukrainian Police and National Guard units, in a country on alert due to the military conflict with Russia.

Ukrainian soldier shoots his comrades: kills five and wounds five others in a changing of the guard

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has reported the event that took place at 03.40 local time during a change of guard at the ‘Yushmash’ factory, one of the most important in the country, reports Efe.

The Ukrainian soldier fired with his automatic rifle at his comrades, at a post in the city of Dnipro killing five and wounding five others. He then fled and is currently being sought by units of the Ukrainian Police and National Guard, in a country on alert due to the military conflict with Russia.

The young man is 20 years old and used an automatic rifle

The serviceman, identified as 20-year-old Artemi Yurevich, fired with his automatic rifle at members of the guard detachment for reasons that are still unknown. “Five people were killed and five others were wounded,” the ministry’s press office reported through its Telegram channel.

Police and National Guard units launched a search and capture operation for the deserter. The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian National Guard, Colonel General Nikolai Balan, went to the scene of the incident.

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