"In the area of North Operative and Territorial Command, the Russian occupation forces violated the ceasefire and shelled the positions of Ukrainian defenders near the village of Novotoshkivske. As a result of a sniper shot, a serviceman from the Joint Forces received a bullet wound incompatible with life," the message says.
In response to the militants' shelling, Ukrainian troops opened fire.
As it was reported earlier, during the last days in Donbas militants violated a ceasefire 9 times. Illegal armed groups opened fire from infantry fighting vehicles.