One Ukrainian soldier was killed over the past day in the area of Donbas conflict operation. This was stated during a briefing in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, by the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense on the Donbas conflict issues Andriy Lysenko.
"As a result of military operations near Troitske, one Ukrainian soldier died, another was wounded and was hospitalized. Another one defender of Ukraine suffered a military trauma during the shelling of our stronghold in Marinka, "he said.
According to Lysenko, the Russian occupation forces fired on the positions of Ukrainian forces 25 times over the past day. In 15 cases, the Ukrainian military were forced to open fire in response.
"In different parts of the contact line, Russian mercenaries continue to violate the silence regime and conduct targeted fire at Ukrainian positions, including from weapons banned by the Minsk agreements. In total, the Russian occupation troops violated the truce four times. In half of the cases Ukraine’s Armed Forces fired in response, "the report says.