Defense Ministry Spokesman Dmytro Hutsuliak said this at a briefing on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"Russian armed aggression claimed the life of a Ukrainian soldier in the past day. One of our defenders, born in 1969, was killed in the enemy attack. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends," the spokesman said.
As a result of the enemy shelling, five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded and one more was injured, Hutsuliak said.
He also added that Russian-backed militants launched 73 targeted attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas over the past day. The Ukrainian troops returned fire 33 times using weapons not prohibited under the Minsk agreements.
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