Master Sergeant of the Ukrainian military Heorhiy Khalikov deceased in Donbas combat zone on October 26. Press office of Poltava region's territorial centre of recruitment and social support confirmed that on Tuesday evening.
The Ukrainian serviceman whose origins were in Poltava region was killed during a combat mission, as the Russian mercenaries landed an artillery strike on Ukrainian positions.
Earlier on October 26, Russian militants shelled Hranitne village in the Donetsk region. The residential buildings and power grids were damaged. Head of the rural military and civilian administration Volodymyr Veselkyn reported that on Facebook.
"The Russian occupation troops, throughout the night and until ten o'clock in the morning, fired at the village of Hranitne. They used cartridges of 120 calibers. Five residential buildings were damaged. The power supply is damaged. Fortunately, there are no casualties," Veselkyn wrote.
As it was reported before, on October 17 it became known that the Organization for Security and Cooperation on Europe has suspended its monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine following protests near its headquarters in separatist-controlled Donetsk. About 200 pro-Russian protesters confronted OSCE monitors on Saturday to demand the release of a rebel officer captured by the Ukrainian military the week before. The Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on peaceful settlement of the Donbas Conflict considers the actions of the militants, who block the work of the OSCE mission in Donbas, as a systemic undermining of the mission's powers.