A colonel of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was killed and three others servicemen were injured as a result of a car blast near Kostiantynivka in the Kiev-controlled part of the Donetsk region, the SBU press service reported on Wednesday.
“SBU Col. Yuriy Vozny has been killed in the line of duty in Kostiantynivka district of Donetsk region. The preliminary cause of the death is a car explosion. Three persons are staying in a hospital with injuries of varying severity,” the SBU said in a statement.
According to Ukrainian media, the car was blown up with an IED set up on the road.
The SBU is the main Ukrainian security agency in the areas of counterintelligence activity and terrorism combatting. The service is responsible for multiple human rights violations in the area of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Earlier this week, Col. Maxim Shapoval of the Chief Directorate of Ukrainian military intelligence was killed in a car blast in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.