The driver had wanted to avoid a Ukrainian checkpoint near Artemivsk
by going through the field and he drove over a landmine," he added.
The accident took place near Artemivsk
town in Donetsk Oblast province, the Russian Interfax news agency reported tonight, citing Ukrainian security sources.
Military vehicles of the Ukrainian armed forcesnear Artemivsk
, eastern Ukraine, yesterday.
A Ukrainian soldier holds a replica of an ancient axe as he rides on an armoured vehicle near Artemivsk
, eastern Ukraine |
On the road out of town, dozens of Ukrainian military vehicles, many riddled with bullet holes and with their windshields smashed, were heading to the government-held city of Artemivsk
They used everything," a soldier from Ukraine's 30th brigade told Reuters in Artemivsk
, a government-held town north of Debaltseve where the troops assembled after the pullout.
Some were driving to the nearby town of Artemivsk
in trucks, while several others were on foot.
(Ukraine): Ukrainian troops pulled out of a besieged flashpoint eastern town on Wednesday after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels in what the EU said was a "clear violation" of an internationally-backed truce.
At around 0700 GMT a Reuters witness in nearby Artemivsk
heard the sound of heavy artillery fire coming from the direction of the town, where government forces have been hard pressed in recent weeks by encircling separatists.
, Ukraine -- Government soldiers pulled out of a ferociously contested railway hub in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, ending a siege so intense the retreating troops said they couldn't get water or food amid relentless shelling by Russian-backed separatists.
Reporters saw the body of a child killed as rocket fire hit a residential area in Artemivsk
Another Reuters witness said a similar convoy, controlled by Ukrainian forces, was heading to Debaltseve from Artemivsk
, east of the town.