Tragic news yesterday in the area of the settlement of Verkhnetoretskoye . During repair and reconstruction work of downed power lines, an explosion occurred from a booby trap and sadly an employee of the Yasinovatsky RES, organization of the state Electricity Authority Pavel Gritsenko was killed ! Gritsienko Pavel Vladimirovich, born in 1982. The explosion, a mine detonated also caused the death of one member of the armed forces of the Donetsk People's Army, who was part of the security group escorting the repair men. The pre-investigation of the area in which the incident occurred was hampered by the danger of shelling from the Ukrainian side, but, according to preliminary information, the damage to the power lines was carried out purposely in order to inflict more death on civilians, knowing full well a repair team would arrive !
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The Head of Yasinovataya regional transmission organization of the state Electricity Authority Pavel Gritsenko has been killed by a booby trap explosion, mine was detonated as he was monitoring a damaged power line outside Yasinovataya, the Ministry of Coal and Energy said.
“Today, while monitoring a damaged PTL, the head of Yasinovataya regional transmission organization of the state Electricity Authority Pavel Gritsenko was killed in a booby trap explosion. It was a working visit to establish the scope of repair works at the PTL from Razdolnaya substation feeding Verkhnetroitskoye village,” the press statement said.
Gritsenko has been working in energy industry for 13 years. As the war broke out in Donbass, he took active part in restoring Yasinovataya district.
“The ministry’s staff extend their condolences over the tragic death of Authority Pavel Gritsenko to his family and friends,” the statement reads. Gritsenko is survived by his two underage sons.
The DPR Command said that one serviceman has also been killed in the accident while on duty providing safety and security of the repair team.