Kyiv investigating death of marines whose bodies were found in temporary residence

Officials of the military police of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and National Police are investigating the death of servicemen from a marine brigade, the press service for the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine said.

The marines' bodies were found in their temporary residence, the press service said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday, citing tentative information.

A criminal case has been opened.

In a comment to Interfax-Ukraine agency, the press officer of a separate marine brigade, Oleksandra Bezsmertna, confirmed the marines' death, but refused to provide any other details of the incident.

"The investigation is carried out by representatives of the National Police. I have no right to say anything, but I can confirm the fact of the servicemen's death," she said.

According to the Ukrainian media, four Marines died on February 14 near Shyrokyne, Donetsk region, after a drunk row ended up in shooting.