ATO HQ update: One Ukrainian soldier killed amid two attacks in Donbas on Sep 23
Russia's hybrid military forces violated the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, two times as of 18:00 on September 23, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
"The enemy opened fire from small arms near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka in the Luhansk sector. Our military returned fire symmetrically. As a result of the confrontation one of Ukraine's defenders was mortally wounded," the ATO QH reported.
Read alsoMilitants employ artillery on Luhansk direction 1st time since latest ceasefire settledIn addition, the Russia-backed militants opened fire from a heavy machine gun in the Mariupol sector at around 13:00. Ukrainian soldiers suppressed the attack, forcing the enemy to adhere to the ceasefire.