One Ukrainian soldier has been killed and another one has been injured when their car hit a landmine in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

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"Today, January 5, near the village of Khutir Vilny, a GAZ-66 truck of one of the units of the Joint Forces carrying out logistical support measures hit an unknown explosive device (probably a TM-62 anti-tank landmine), resulting in one soldier was killed and another was seriously injured," the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters wrote on Facebook on January 5.

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An investigation team is working at the scene, finding out all the circumstances of the incident.

The command of the Joint Forces have expressed condolences to relatives of the deceased soldier.