During the current day in the Donbas, militants violated the ceasefire 7 times, using 120 mm and 82 mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms. The press service of the Ministry of Defense reports.
In the Donbas area, the invaders carried out five shellings at the positions of the Ukrainian Military. Also, two shellings were recorded in the Luhansk area.
As a result of shelling, one member of the Joint Forces was injured
As we reported before, The fighter of the 72nd separate mechanized brigade named after Black Zaporozhtsev Maxim Khitaylov died during today's battle near the Farm Volniy in the Luhansk region.
During the repulsion of the attack of the Russian armed forces on the observation post near Khutor Volny, unfortunately, the 72nd brigade forever lost a reliable comrade, combat brother, devoted soldier of Ukraine, Maksim Khitaylov," - the statement said.
Before serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he lived and grew up in the village of Vyrishalnoe in the Poltava region. Maxim was accepted for military service under a contract in April 2019 as a grenade launcher.