One of the two Ukrainian troops with the Joint Forces who were severely injured in a tanker truck blown up on a mine on September 6, died in a local hospital.

That's according to the evening update by the Joint Forces Operation Command.

Read alsoFM Kuleba comments on escalation in Donbas"On September 6, an unidentified explosive device set off, blowing up an ARS-14 tank truck near the settlement of Novhorodske. As a result of the explosion, two servicemen sustained injuries of varying severity. It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of the wounded soldiers. Despite resuscitation efforts, he died of the burns sustained," the statement says.

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Escalation in Donbas: latest

  • Over the past day, the situation in the zone of ​​the Joint Forces Operation has aggravated: a Ukrainian soldier was killed and another was wounded.
  • On the morning of September 7, the bodies of two military were found, who had been deployed to put out steppe fires in Luhansk region.
  • Two more soldiers were injured as a result of a mine explosion of a military tanker truck.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba initiated urgent talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov due to the aggravation in Donbas.