Donbas: One Ukrainian serviceman deceased over 24 hours

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian occupants opened fire in the area of Novotoshkivske
11:42, 12 January 2022

On January 11, Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported one attack on positions of government forces in Donbas. A Ukrainian fighter lost his life in combat.

In the vicinities of Novotoshkivske, Luhansk region, Russian mercenaries opened fire from heavy machine guns and small arms.

As of 7 a.m., January 12, the Ukrainian side did not observe any shooting in the combat zone.

Related: Investigation into death of two Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas underway

As is known, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has been looking into the death of two Ukrainian fighters in Donbas combat area on January 10. 

"Criminal prosecution was initiated on the fact of negligence allowed by a military official, which resulted into severe consequences and was committed in conditions of a special period", reads the message.

Office of the Prosecutor General specified that during the works to restore mine blast barriers in Ukraine-controlled territory, Ukrainian fighters stepped on an unknown explosive device near Kruta Balka, Donetsk region.

Related: Day in Donbas: Silence observed in combat area

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