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One Ukrainian soldier killed, another injured in Donbas
08:08, 22 August 2017
One Ukrainian soldier killed, another injured in Donbas

The main tension remains in the Donetsk area

08:08, 22 August 2017

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Militants shelled Ukraine Army’s positions 30 times in Donbas over the past 24 hours. Due to the attcks, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, and another one was injured. This was reported by the press service of the Ukraine’s Army HQ in Facebook.

“Past day ended with a certain escalation of the situation in the occupied territories of Donbas. After 18:00 Russian occupation groups intensified shelling of our positions, using mainly mortars and grenade launchers,” the message says.

The main tension remained in Donetsk area. In Avdiivka industrial zone, the illegal armed forces shelled Ukrainian positions in different areas from mortars, grenade launchers, antiaircraft system and small arms till midnight.

In Luhansk area, the militants used 120-mm mortars in Krymske and Novotoshkivske. Also Stanytsa Luhanska and Novooleksandrivka were shelled from large-caliber machine guns.

In Mariupol area, the enemy attacked twice from 82-mm mortars near Vodyane and once at the approaches to Shyrokyne.

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"In total, over the past day, illegal armed groups violated the ceasefire regime 30 times, one Ukrainian soldier was killed, one was injured," the headquarters said.

As it was reported earlier militants in Donbas violate cease-fire 13 times. The Russian-backed separatists somewhat lowered the number of attacks.

Related: Donbas: Missiles hit Avdiivka

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