Doctors are fighting for the lives of two more rescuers.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyi reported the details of the tragedy in Donetsk region, where during demining three employees of the State Emergency Service were killed in the territory.
The head of state said this during his traditional video address on the evening of December 12.
The incident happened in Kostyantynivka, Kramatorsk district.
“Today, three of our pyrotechnicians – employees of the State Emergency Service – died in Donetsk region during demining. My condolences to their families… Doctors are fighting for the lives of two more of their colleagues,” he said.
According to the president, since February 24, only employees of the State Emergency Service have removed more than 300,000 explosive items. The National Police explosives officers seized more than 180,000 such items. And demining is carried out by other state services and the army.
We will remind that the youngest of the dead sappers was only 22 years old.
Earlier, on December 7, in Kherson region, law enforcement officers from Cherkasy region fell into a mine trap, which was left by the occupiers. Four policemen died, four more were injured.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that more than 170,000 square kilometers were mined due to the war in Ukraine.