Ukrainian soldier killed by enemy sniper in Donbas on first day of "Christmas truce"

12:48, 24 December 2017
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A Ukrainian soldier was killed by an enemy sniper in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on the first day of the so-called Christmas ceasefire, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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"He received a fatal wound near the Svitlodarska Duha bulge," the ATO HQ wrote on Facebook on Sunday morning.

Read alsoRussian occupation troops violate "Christmas ceasefire" – ATO HQAs UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the Donbas crisis agreed in Minsk, Belarus, on December 20 that the parties to the conflict would adhere to the ceasefire from midnight on December 23, which was dubbed "Christmas ceasefire."

In total, Russia's occupation forces violated the ceasefire in Donbas three times on December 23.

"The Russian terrorist troops cynically shelled the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed near the village of Luhanske, the town of Avdiyivka and the village of Lebedynske in the afternoon yesterday," the ATO HQ said on December 24.

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