On the 6th of February at 14:00 according to local time in Baghdad the Ukrainian officer of multinational division in Iraq, Colonel Roman Serednitsky was found dead.

As the department of press-service of Minister of Defense of Ukraine informs, according to preliminary finding of experts of Baghdad military hospital, where the body was sent, heart attack may cause the death of Ukrainian officer.(“Interfax-Ukraina” ‘s news)

According to the directions of minister of defense of Ukraine Gricenko Anatoliy, thorough investigation of death circumstances of the colonel Serednitsky is begun, and the results of it will be reported at once.

Guidance of Department of defense of Ukraine expressed deep condolences to family and relatives. There are a wife and two daughters in family of the colonel Serednitsky, which lives in Kiev.

The Ukrainian peacemakers were directed to Iraq by president decision, approved by parliament on June, 5, 2003. Since August, 2003 there are about 1600 Ukrainian servicemen and more than 2000 units of technique in Iraq. During the time of service in this country18 Ukrainian peacemakers perished and died, several tens got wounds.


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