On August 8, pro-Kiev forces killed their own soldier, Dmitry Ukrainskiy of the 24th separate mechanized brigade, near the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine, according to reports from sources loyal to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DRP).
According to reports, Ukrainskiy contacted DPR troops willing to surrender to them. He motivated his decision by a total breakdown in discipline in his brigade. However, when Ukrainskiy crossed the front line and reached positions of the DPR troops, the Ukrainian military reportedly opened fire at them with mortars and fire arms. Ukrainskiy was killed by the shelling.
His body was taken to the DPR-controlled area.