Ukraine Under Attack: Ukraine's military losses mount as Kremlin-backed separatists double number of attacks
Politics18:16 Aug. 25, 2016
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Ukraine's military losses mount as Kremlin-backed separatists double number of attacks

Ceasefire is a distant memory in eastern Ukraine

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and three more wounded in ATO zone in the past 24 hours. The murdered fighter, 41-year-old Oleh Dyachenko, served as a volunteer in the 15th battalion of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He died in mortar shelling close to the village of Zaytseve in Donetsk region.

According to ATO headquarters, the number of attacks from separatists' side has doubled since last night.

The town of Popasna in Luhansk region was also shelled from artillery systems, missile fragments were later found close to the local secondary school.

Read also Poroshenko reveals staggering death toll statistics in the war in eastern Ukraine

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