Ukraine's defense ministry confirms death of officer wounded in Donbas

16:15, 24 February 2017
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Ukraine's Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of an officer of the Ukrainian airmobile forces who was seriously wounded in the village of Opytne in Donetsk region two days ago, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"An officer of the Ukrainian airmobile forces, who was seriously wounded in Opytne two days ago, died in a hospital in the city of Dnipro yesterday," Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for Anti-Terrorist Operation issues Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday, February 24.

Read alsoUkrainian-held Avdiyivka without water as filtration station hit by shellHe also recalled that one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two others were wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, February 23.

"One was killed in action and another two were wounded in action," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 83 times in the past 24 hours.

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