The brother of the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Mustafa Nayem, lawyer Masi Nayem, said that he was blown up by a mine. He said this in an interview for the Toronto Television YouTube channel.
Nayem, who volunteered for the Ukrainian army, was seriously wounded in early June. Back then, he wrote on Facebook (owned by Meta, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned) that he lost one eye and almost lost his sight.
In an interview with Toronto Television, the lawyer said that he and his comrades-in-arms were looking for a place to install a pontoon crossing across the Seversky Donets River, but their car ran into a mine. The fragments shattered his skull. One of the comrades died on the spot, the second is still in the hospital in serious condition.
Answering the question of a journalist what kind of projectile it was, he said: “It was definitely not a Russian mine, because the Russians had not yet entered there.” “Either it was ours, but who set it, for what purpose it was set <...> would become clear with time. Communication in the army needs to be improved,” Nayem said.
The Ministry of Defense showed a video of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S multi-role fighter jets destroying an aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine