09:49 Sep. 17, 2016
Ukrainian soldier reportedly died after suffering from wounds caused by a mine blast
Despite the total ceasefire, which according to the Russian-backed separatist forces was supposed to enter into effect on September 15, combat is still taking place in the conflict region.
On the very first day of the so-called ceasefire, major Ukrainian media outlet 1+1 reported six wounded soldiers, which were hospitalized after being shelled by the militants near government-controlled Avdiivka.
The medics described the health condition of one of the soldiers, who was reportedly wounded by a mine blast, as difficult. According to 1+1, his surgery was successful and the doctors made an optimistic prognosis, but later he died.
Another heavily-wounded Ukrainian serviceman is currently being treated in hospital in Dnipro. The doctors say the mear fact he survived was a miracle.
According to Ukrainian military, the Russian-backed separatist forces attacked Ukrainian soldiers 30 times in the past 24 hours.