16:05 Aug. 28, 2016
Militants violated the ceasefire 59 times
Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to a Ukrainian presidential military spokesman.
"We lost two of our soldiers in fighting in the past day, another four were wounded," spokesman for the Ukrainian presidential administration for military issues Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Sunday, August 28.
Russian occupation forces opened fire on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Donbas 59 times on Saturday, August 27, which included the wide use of banned weapons.
The heaviest fire in the afternoon was reported in the village of Zaitseve, close to the militant-controlled town of Horlivka. The enemy lobbed some 100 shells whose caliber is 120mm into the village, simultaneously using other types of weapons. Further, Zaitseve and Mayorsk were attacked by infantry fighting vehicles. The occupiers used heavy artillery against Ukrainian positions twice, having fired thirty-five 122mm projectiles while shelling the villages of Pisky and Luhanske, according to the military press center.
Reporting by UNIAN