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One Ukrainian soldier killed, six injured in Donbas in last day

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and six injured as fighting escalated sharply in the Donbas over the past day, spokesman for the Presidential Administration Alexander Motuzyanik told journalists at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

REUTERS
REUTERS

As UNIAN reported earlier, from 1800 to midnight on Sunday Russian-backed militants carried out 18 attacks on the Ukrainian military in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

The most intense enemy fire was seen in Donetsk region. Militants used 122 millimeter caliber artillery, tank shells, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic firearms to attack Ukrainian positions, Ukraine’s Anti-Terrorist Operation press service said.

On Saturday, two Ukrainian soldiers were injured during clashes in the conflict zone.

The OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine has reported an increase in fighting in two areas – around Donetsk airport and near the southern port city of Mariupol. The mission said both sides were using weapons that were supposed to have been withdrawn from the front line under the Minsk peace agreements.

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