One Ukrainian soldier killed, four wounded in Donbas over past day

One Ukrainian soldier killed, four wounded in Donbas over past day

One Ukrainian soldier was killed, another four were wounded in hostilities in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Spokesperson for ATO Maksym Prauta said this at a press briefing on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Unfortunately, one our defender was killed yesterday in a blast during landmine clearance in Donetsk direction. Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in enemy shelling near the population areas of Novozvanivka and Pisky. Another two were wounded while stepping on a mine and an unknown explosive device during landmine clearance,” Motuzianyk said.

According to the spokesperson, the wounded soldiers were immediately taken to military hospitals.

Prauta also added that Russian-backed militants launched nine attacks on the Ukrainian positions over the past day.


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