An engineer employed at a Russian defense plant has reportedly taken his own life after a missile which he was involved in creating struck an apartment building in Kharkiv and killed his grandmother.

Gorobets Anton Igorevich was reportedly employed by the Almaz-Antey defense plant which is engaged in the development and production of anti-aircraft missiles, radar equipment, and components for air defense and missile defense systems.

His lifeless body was discovered by a concerned friend who noticed his absence from work.

The incident was reported by the Russian Telegram channel "New Great Russia" which also showed what it claims was a picture of his body and his suicide note.

Kyiv Post could not verify the details of the report and Russian authorities have yet to comment.

In a suicide note found in his breast pocket, Anton wrote that “he couldn't live” after the missile hit the house where his grandmother lived.

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“I, Gorobets Anton Igorevich, worked as an engineer at the Main System Design Bureau, Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern, named after Academician A.A. Raspletin.

“A few days ago, a rocket that I had a hand in flew to Kharkiv, hitting the house where my grandmother lived on my mother's side; she passed away. I couldn't live with it,” Gorobets wrote.

"What is happening now is a horror and a nightmare. I refuse to participate anymore, but I can't bring my grandmother back either," he added.

The shelling in Kharkiv on Jan. 23 claimed 11 lives and left 60 others injured in three separate attacks by Russian forces.

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"New Great Russia" reports that the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is considering the incident as a potential murder. The company has allegedly initiated a comprehensive check on employees who had communication with the engineer.

Almaz-Antey faced sanctions in 2014, and in 2015, it was revealed that it supplied weapons to pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Almaz-Antey is recognized for manufacturing S-300, S-400, and S-500 missiles, along with Buk-M2 air defense systems.

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Almaz-Antey sounds like a great target for the next Ukrainian HIMARS launch.

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