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"Unfortunately, at about 12:00 yesterday, one of our defenders was killed as a result of a mine explosion during a demining routine in the Donetsk sector," he said, expressing condolences to the family and friends of the fallen soldier.

Prauta also noted that two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded as a result of enemy shelling near the villages of Novozvanivka and Pisky.

"Another two servicemen were injured in IED and mine explosions during the demining of certain parts of the area," the speaker said.

Read alsoUkraine reports 1 KIA, 4 WIAs amid nine enemy attacks in last dayHe noted that all wounded servicemen were promptly evacuated to military mobile hospitals.

"One defender is in a state of moderate severity, while another three servicemen are in a satisfactory condition. Now they are being provided all medical assistance required," Prauta added.