Another Ukrainian soldier killed in Donbas despite "back-to-school" ceasefire

09:20, 06 September 2018
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Russia's hybrid military forces mounted 31 attacks on Ukrainian army positions in Donbas in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action (KIA) and another three as wounded in action (WIA) as the enemy once again violates the recently announced "back-to-school" ceasefire.

"One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another three were wounded in the past day. According to intelligence reports, two occupiers were killed and another five were wounded," the press center of Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation (JFO) said in an update on Facebook as of 07:00 Kyiv time on September 6, 2018.

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Russian occupation forces opened aimed fire from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the defenders of the towns of Zolote, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka, and the villages of Syze, Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Novotoshkivske, Shumy, Novhorodske, Opytne, Pisky, Chermalyk, Pavlopil, Hnutove, Lebedynske, Vodiane, and Shyrokyne.

"Since Thursday midnight, Russian-led forces have mounted four attacks on the Ukrainian positions. In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired grenade launchers and small arms outside the town of Maryinka, as well as heavy machine guns and small arms near Chermalyk and Vodiane in the Mariupol sector. There have been no casualties among Ukrainian troops from day-start," the report says.

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