Ukraine reports 1 soldier wounded in past 24 hours

15:55, 15 August 2016
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One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to presidential spokesman for ATO issues Oleksandr Motuzianyk.

Photo from the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Headquarters

"There was one wounded in action (WIA)," Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a UNIAN correspondent reported.

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The wounded soldier is being treated in hospital, though officials said his life is not in danger.

As UNIAN reported earlier, combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 59 times in the past 24 hours, including 28 times in the Mariupol sector, 23 times in the Donetsk sector and there were eight attacks in the Luhansk sector.

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