Ukrainian soldier killed in mortar attack on Butivka coal mine

06:11, 13 April 2017
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Russia's hybrid military forces continue violating the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine; one Ukrainian soldier has been killed in one of such recent attacks on Butivka coal mine, an abandoned facility, which remains the strongest position of the Ukrainian army near the ruined Donetsk airport.

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"A soldier from a mechanized brigade whose unit has been performing tasks in the Donetsk sector has been killed in an attack on the forces of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) near Butivka coal mine, which was mounted by the enemy with the use of 120mm and 82mm mortars," the press center of the ATO Headquarters reported on Wednesday evening.

Read alsoUkraine reports 5 WIAs amid 45 enemy attacks in last daySince the beginning of Wednesday, April 12, the occupiers have violated the ceasefire 52 times, including with the use of heavy weapons.

They used 120mm and 82mm mortars to shell Ukrainian positions near the villages of Hnutove and Vodiane in addition to Butivka. The towns of Maryinka and Avdiyivka also came under 82mm mortar fire, it said.

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