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Killed by Ignorance

CHISINAU, September 22, 2011 — A National Army conscript was shot Wednesday, September 21, in Dacia Light Brigade from Cahul.

The conscript was called Vadim Harin and was born in Olanesti village, Stefan-Voda. He was 21 years old. The young man’s family was announced about the tragic accident. The Ministry of Defense sends its deep condolences to the victim’s family.

The preliminary investigation shows the casualty happened at 6:25 p.m. while the soldier was on duty. The victim was shot by the on-duty sentry at a weapon and ammunition storage place on the territory of the unit. A medical emergency response team took the injured soldier to Cahul Hospital. Soon, he was declared dead.

The Ministry of Defense started an investigation to inquire into the causes and circumstances of the death. The casualty is also investigated by the Attorney’s Office. Thus, a criminal dossier was opened based on Art. 373, paragraph 2, letter b of Republic of Moldova Criminal Code “Violation of the Gun-Handling Safety Rules causing the death of a person”. The sentry who killed soldier Vadim Harin was put under 72-hour arrest. The results of the investigation will be known when the research procedure is over.

The Ministry of Defense is deeply sorry for the tragic accident and it sends its condolences to the soldier’s family members. This is a great loss for them and the Ministry of Defense will do its best to support them in such hard moments.

Soldier Vadim Harin enrolled in the army in autumn 2010. He had to complete his active duty service in November.

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