Donetsk, Jul 21 – DAN. DPR representatives on Tuesday handed over to Ukraine the body of the third serviceman killed in a mine explosion in the Zaitsevo area outside Gorlovka on July 13, the Donetsk People’s Republic Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported.

"The DPR operations group at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination, assisted by the Evacuation 200 humanitarian mission, passed the body of the Ukrainian serviceman to Ukraine in a standard procedure at the Kargil-Maryinka (also known as Alexandrovka-Maryinka - eds Donetsk News Agency) crossing point," the report said.

On July 15 and 17, the DPR handed over to Ukraine the bodies of two Ukrainian commandos. According to the DPR militia, they were killed in an attempted raid into the Republic’s territory in the Zaitsevo settlement area north of Gorlovka on July 13. After crossing the contact line, the group walked into a minefield; three servicemen were killed.*jk