One Ukrainian soldier killed, five wounded in ATO area over past day

One Ukrainian soldier killed, five wounded in ATO area over past day

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and five servicepersons were wounded in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Spokesperson for ATO issues Dmytro Hutsuliak said this at a press briefing on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Unfortunately, one serviceperson was killed in enemy shelling... Also, three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in enemy attacks, another one suffered combat injury,” he said.

He added that the wounded soldiers were immediately taken to hospitals. Two soldiers are in critical condition, another one is in moderately grave condition.

“Among those injured is female soldier, who serves as a nurse-anesthetist. She was taken to hospital, her condition is satisfactory,” Hutsuliak said.

He also added that Russian-backed militants continued to violate the ceasefire regime and launched 52 attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, using weapons that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. The Ukrainian side retuned fire 20 times over the past day.


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