Ukrainian soldier dies of shrapnel wound amid fierce battle near Zaitseve (Video)

23:59, 10 January 2018
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A Ukrainian soldier has died of a shrapnel wound, the other has been wounded in action amid a fierce battle near the village of Zaitseve in eastern Ukraine, which has been lasting since January 9, according to Ukrainian TV Channel 2+2.

Photo from ATO's Facebook page

The incident happened on the morning of January 10, Channel 2+2 said.

At the same time, the Bukovyna TV and Radio Company unveiled the name of the soldier who died on January 10.

Read alsoUkraine's army fires back to repel one of four attacks in Donbas on Jan 10Private First Class from the Donbas Battalion Volodymyr Anadymn, 32, died of a wound to the neck after militants attacked the village of Novoluhanske in Donetsk region, using grenade launchers, Bukovyna said.

"He died en route to hospital," Chernivtsi region's chief enlistment officer Volodymyr Shvediuk said.

Anadymn lived in Kherson region. He was married with two sons.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces mounted four targeted attacks on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, from 00:00 to 18:00 on January 10; the Ukrainian army returned fire once, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters. 

The hot spot was the Svitlodarska Duha budge. In particular, the enemy lobbed over thirty 120mm and 82 mm mortar shells into areas near the Ukrainian-controlled village of Novoluhanske. Militants actively used automatic grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns near that village, the ATO HQ said.

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