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Ukrainian peacekeeper committed suicide in Iraq

22-year-old Ukrainian sergeant Roman Genzersky shot himself in the head from the machine-gun at the base of Ukrainian forces in Al-Kut airport.
According to ICTV quoting Ukrainian Defense Minister Vyachesla Bolotnyuk, the sergeant signed the contract for serving in Iraq in January, 2002. During the service in Iraq, Roman Genzersky did assignments in the base of the Ukrainian forces, and did not patrol or guard important objects. He previously submitted a letter to his superiors that he wanted to stay in Iraq for the second term with the Ukrainian unit which  will come to replace the current peace-keepers in Iraq...


The investigation on the case is in progress.