In the village of Chaiki, Kyiv region, Gennady Chastyakov, assistant to the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, died as a result of an explosion. The speaker of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Maryana Reva, reported this to the Ukrayinska Pravda publication.
According to her, Chastyakov died due to careless handling of a grenade. At the time of the explosion, his 13-year-old son was next to him. The boy was seriously injured and is now in the hospital. The military man's wife and daughter, who were also in the house, were not injured.
Zaluzhny himself reported in his Telegram channel that his subordinate died as a result of the explosion of an “unknown explosive device” that was hidden in a gift for his birthday.
Reva added that when examining Chastyakov’s home, the police found five more grenades. Based on the death of the military man, a criminal case was opened for illegal handling of ammunition (Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).