One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another was wounded as Russia-led forces violated the ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) zone in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on May 6, 2021.
"A member of the Joint Forces received a bullet wound amid enemy shelling. Unfortunately, the soldier died," the press center of the JFO HQ said on Facebook.
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Enemy troops mounted the attack near the village of Novotroyitske in the Skhid (East) sector. They used hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers, large-caliber machine guns, and rifles.
Another Ukrainian serviceman was wounded by shrapnel. He was given first aid and hospitalized. Doctors say he is in a very serious condition.
Ukrainian troops had to fire back.
The incident was reported to OSCE representatives through the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of the ceasefire in Donbas.
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