It is reported that the conscript serviceman, in preparation for throwing a grenade, dropped the ammunition when the ring was pulled out. Seeing this, the officer who was watching the actions of the fighter pushed him aside and covered himself with his body.
From the report:
As a result of the explosion of the grenade, the officer was seriously wounded. The conscript was not injured. Doctors to the end fought for the life of the officer, but could not save him.
It is also reported that the officer for his heroic deed is submitted to the state award (posthumously). The name of the deceased officer is known - Vladimir Chupin. According to some reports, Vladimir was a member of the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya.