Since the beginning of the day, July 20, Russian mercenaries breached the ceasefire in Donbas combat area, using mortars and grenade launchers. Ukraine's Defense Ministry claimed no casualties among the government troops.
"The militants fired from 122 mm artillery 17 times, in the area of Myronivsky settlement. They fired six 120 mm mines. In the vicinities of Mariinka, Starohnativka and Pavlopol, the militants fired grenade launchers and small arms", reads the message.
Earlier, Estonia confirmed the death of its citizen, Nikolai Ilyin, in the ongoing hostilities in Donbas. Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu stated this, as quoted by Estonian news agency ERR. It is noted that the deceased soldier received Estonian citizenship in 2016 through naturalization, thereby renouncing his Belarusian citizenship. "He came to Estonia in 2006 as a scholarship holder within the framework of a project and had a refugee status. In Estonia, the principle is that Estonian citizens can act in military units of other countries with the permission of the government," Reinsalu said.