Tass
Live wires kill Russian peacekeeper in Kosovo

BELGRADE, February 5 (Itar-Tass) - A Russian KFOR serviceman has died in Kosovo as a result of an incident on the Slatina airfield where the bulk of Russian peacekeepers is deployed.

A spokesman for the Russian military contingent in Kosovo told Itar-Tass on Saturday that the serviceman was removing debris on the airfield, which had been heavily bombed during NATO's aggression, and touched uninsulated live wires. He died instantaneously. His body will be transported to Russia.

Since the deployment of the international peacekeeping force in Kosovo, three Russian servicemen have died there as a result of tragic incidents: two from electric shocks and one due to mishandling of arms.

KFOR's death toll over this period has reached 26.




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