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Ministry of Defense: One Ukrainian serviceman killed and one more wounded despite only five hostile attacks

Kyiv, February 26, 2018.

Russia-backed militants violated the ceasefire five times in eastern Ukraine yesterday, reported Ukrainian Ministry of Defense spokesman on ATO Colonel Dmytro Hutsulyak at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center. Ukrainian servicemen returned fire two times using weapons not proscribed under the Minsk agreements.

In Luhansk sector, Russian proxies opened fire three times. They used 82-mm mortars near Zaitseve during daytime having fired seven rounds. “In addition, the enemy used grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near Krymske and Nololuhanske. In the latter, the attack continued for almost two hours,” elaborated the spokesman.

In Donetsk sector, militants shelling Ukrainian positions in Vodiane with 82-mm mortars at daytime and attacked Shakhta Butovka position.

Unfortunately, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and one more was wounded in action yesterday.

Report on the military developments as of February 25 is available here. Interactive data on the shelling: chronology shelling chart and the interactive map.

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