Donetsk, Apr 24 – DAN. A number of Ukrainian marines have been killed in landmine explosions as they stepped into their own minefield, said the head of the DPR People's Militia command press service Daniil Bezsonov.

"The commander of the 35th marine brigade, war criminal Nikolai Palas, sent a reconnaissance and sabotage squad to the Bogdanovka village area to certain death under a pretext of a combat task, as the group included five least prepared troops."

According to Bezsonov, the squad entered a minefield triggering some of the landmines and disclosing its location. DPR troops opened small arms fire killing one and injuring three enemy's troops. *ot