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Ukrainian soldier killed and two wounded in Luhansk region
15:00, 8 September 2015
Ukrainian soldier killed and two wounded in Luhansk region

First time since last 15 month no clashed at Donetsk airport occured

15:00, 8 September 2015

ATO soldier
Facebook Sergey Diveev

A group of militants crossed the Siversky Donets river and arrived at government-controlled territory between Syze and Novokyivka, Luhansk region. The militants tried to move forward, but Ukrainian troops forced them to retreat, states the ATO press center. During the clash one Ukrainian soldier was killed, and another two were wounded. On other fronts ATO forces suffered no human losses.

In the Donetsk region, Volnovakha, one civilian got wounded; the woman is hospitalized with the shrapnel wounds, according to the Donetsk regional administration.

The first time since May 26, 2014, there were no hostilities at Donetsk airport, stated ATO spokesperson Olexandr Motuzianyk.

One armed provocation took place near Maiorsk, Donetsk region. During 20 minutes militants fired from small arms. One more mortar attack took place in Mariinka, Donetsk region. Border guards have witnessed two hostile drones flying over Novoaydar, Luhansk region.

Meanwhile, the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine and mediation the Donetsk situation started negotiations in Minsk. It is expected the document on the withdrawal of weapons with caliber smaller than 100mm, to be signed today.

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