The man's body with stab wounds found near the cemetery of the village of Kalugino-Bashkirovku. The victim – 37-year-old native of Lugansk region, held the service contract.

Military contractor killed in Kharkiv region

The body was found on March 16 at about 16:10, according to mediaUA with reference to the division of communications of the police in Kharkiv region.

"During the inspection of the medical examiner on the body of the deceased found stab wounds of the neck and arms, bruises to the chest," – said in the message.

The investigators found that the victim was 37-year-old native of Lugansk region. The man did military service in the town of Chuguev, Kharkov region on March 13 and did not appear at the place of service.

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He served under contract in the 92nd separate mechanized brigade of the armed forces, said in a statement on Facebook page of the brigade.

"The soldier was absent in the service 14.03.2019-15.03.2019 notified to the appropriate agencies and was implemented for the investigation," according to the team.

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The police opened criminal proceedings under part 1 St. 115 (premeditated murder) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

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