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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.