Donbas militants wound two Ukrainian soldiers, one of them dies

Source : 112 Ukraine

Invaders fired with automatic heavy-duty grenade launchers
21:28, 18 April 2021

Ukraine's Defense Ministry

On the evening of April 18, militants in Donbas once again violated the ceasefire, as a result of which one Ukrainian soldier was killed. This was reported by the press service of the Vostok tactical group on Facebook.

Militants reportedly injured two soldiers of the Joint Forces. One of them received injuries incompatible with life. The second soldier received medical assistance.

"The command expresses sincere and deep condolences to the family and friends of the deceased defender," the message says.

Earlier it was reported that since the beginning of the day in Donbas, militants violated the ceasefire regime 5 times. The invaders used 120 caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements.

Related: Pope speaks on preventing growth of tension in Donbas

Against the background of the aggravation of Russia's aggression, Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Melnyk called on Germany to provide great support to Ukraine, in particular in the context of the country's rapid accession to NATO. The diplomat said this in an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag.

"On the one hand, we expect the German government to issue a clear public warning to President Putin and to visualize all the painful consequences of a new military invasion," said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk.

This, he said, includes "harsh punitive measures" such as "an international boycott and ostracism of the Russian government, including prosecution in the International Criminal Court for war crimes" and "a complete economic embargo, especially on imports of raw materials and a complete freeze on investment."

"You cannot repeat the strategic mistake of 2014 and stand on the sidelines and indifferently watch as Russia makes new conquests with impunity," the ambassador said.

Related: Ukraine's Foreign Minister to take part in meeting of EU Council of Ministers regarding aggravation in Donbas


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