U.S. Embassy in Kyiv condemns killing of Ukrainian military medic in enemy shelling in Donbas

The Embassy joins the people of Ukraine in condemning the ongoing, brutal aggression of Russian-led forces in Donbas.

Photo from UNIAN

Photo from UNIAN

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv says it condemns the killing by the Russian occupying forces in Donbas of a Ukrainian military medic near the village of Zaitseve during the evacuation of the body of the killed Ukrainian soldier.

Read alsoUkrainian military medic killed in Donbas in enemy shelling on July 13

"We are deeply saddened by the reported killing yesterday of a Ukrainian military medic near Zaitseve. We join the people of Ukraine in condemning the ongoing, brutal aggression of Russian-led forces in Donbas and pay tribute to the heroism of many Ukrainians who have lost their lives and suffered injuries in brave service to their democracy," the Embassy wrote on Twitter on July 14.

As UNIAN reported, on July 13, a Ukrainian military medic was killed as Russia-led forces fired on an evacuation team of Ukraine's Joint Forces near the village of Zaitseve in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. The team wearing white helmets with identification marks was just a few meters from the body of the earlier killed soldier when the enemy opened fire from small arms, then from grenade launchers of various systems and large-caliber machine guns. As a result, the military medic was killed, one serviceman was wounded, while another one sustained a combat-related injury.

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