One Ukrainian soldier dead, 2 injured in Donbas on Dec. 22

Source : 112 Ukraine

The situation in Donbas remained tense up until the new cease-fire came into force
10:38, 23 December 2017

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On Dec. 22, the militants continued gravely violating the cease-fire regime and conducted aimed attacks on the Ukrainian soldiers, including instances of usage of Minsk-banned weapons, the Ukrainian Army HQ informs on Facebook.

In Luhansk sector, the enemy used 122-mm mortars to attack the Ukrainian soldiers near Stariy Aidar. 120-mm mortars were used near Troitske, Mayorske, and Luhanske. The defenders of Novooleksandrivka and Zaitseve were attacked with ICVs, grenade launchers, and machine guns.

Related: New cease-fire comes into force in Donbas

In Donetsk sector, the enemy used mortars near Avdiivka, Pishchevik, and Pavlopol.

As a result of armed confrontations, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, one wounded, and one injured.

As we reported earlier, a new cease-fire agreement was reached and started working at midnight on Dec. 23. It remains to be seen if the militants will abide by it this time.

Related: Poroshenko, Tillerson by telephone agree positions on UN peacekeepers in Donbas

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