Deadly Russian strike on 128th Brigade shows disregard for security measures, Defense Minister says
On November 14, Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov reported on the results of the investigation into the Russian attack on the 128th Detached Assault Brigade
He wrote about this on Facebook.
"The Chief Inspectorate of the Defense Ministry reported to me on the results of the investigation into the circumstances of the missile attack on the 128th Brigade. Now we know minute by minute what happened and how it happened. We have figured out what led to the tragedy and how it could have been avoided," he wrote.
Umerov said that the soldiers were gathered in the courtyard of the house to be rewarded. At the same time, "all the rules of camouflage were ignored," and more than ten cars were parked nearby.
"At that time, there was a Russian reconnaissance drone in the sky. It was spotted. An air alert was announced throughout the region. The military was warned about the sector where the enemy UAV was operating. As soon as the missile launch was detected, the "missile danger" signal was sent out. No centralized security measures were taken at the award ceremony," the minister said.
Umerov said that the investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation.
"I instruct the General Staff to check the implementation of security protocols in the units. I appeal to all commanders who are responsible for the safety of soldiers: neglect of basic security measures is unacceptable," he added.
Deadly Russian strike on 128th Mountain Assault Brigade in the Zaporizhzhia region: what is known
On Friday, November 3, Russian terrorists launched a missile attack on the personnel of the 128th Detached Mountain Assault Brigade of the Transcarpathian region, killing 19 soldiers. Local residents also sustained injuries of varying severity.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has responded to the deaths of soldiers with the 128th Detached Mountain Assault Brigade. He stated that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.