: One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in Donbas in last day

17:49 May. 16, 2016

One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in Donbas in last day

New military equipments are seen at the shooting range near the village Divychky of Kyiv, Ukraine on 27 April, 2016. (Getty Images)

Russian-backed militants continue to violate Minsk agreement, says Ukraine

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another one was wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, presidential administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, according to a UNIAN correspondent.

"In the last day, we lost one Ukrainian soldier, and another one was injured as a result of military clashes," Lysenko said.

The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 36 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation.

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"The Russian-backed gangs have become much more active near the militant-held city of Donetsk. They intensively fired small arms, rocket-propelled grenades, 82mm and 120mm mortars on our positions near the towns of Avdiyivka and Krasnohorivka. In addition, they fired grenade launchers of various systems and small arms on our fortified positions near the town of Maryinka," the report says.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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