Ukraine Under Attack: Ukrainian soldier dies, four get wounded in combat zone

16:46 Aug. 20, 2016

Ukrainian soldier dies, four get wounded in combat zone

Ukrainian soldiers during a rehearsal of the Independence Day military parade, in Kyiv, August 19, 2016. (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainian military spokesperson reports on the casualties

One Ukrainian servicemen was killed and four more wounded as a result of military hostilities in the eastern Ukraine combat zone over the last 24 hours.

That's according to Ukrainian military spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzianyk.

Read also Desertion cases increase among Russian-backed militants in Donbas

The Russian-backed separatist forces mounted 49 attacks against Ukraine's army position over the last day. The most intense shelling was recorded in the Donetsk sector where the militants fired 27 times.

Ukrainian intelligence agency has earlier reported more Russian military equipment delivered in Donbas

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