1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded

December 23, 2017
Donetsk. Photo via GirkinGirkin

Ukraine Day 1404: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed and two were wounded.

Yesterday’s coverage of the Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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1 Ukrainian Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded

Ukrainian soldiers training. Photo by Ukrainian military 

Despite a New Year’s ceasefire going into effect today, Russia-backed militants fired on ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] positions 22 times. Ukrainian forces returned fire, the ATO reported.

One Ukrainian soldier was killed, one was wounded, and one was concussed.

The ATO reported attacks on Luganskoye and the Svetlodarsk Bulge with 82-mm mortars, grenade-launchers, machine-guns and small arms. There was also firing on Lebedeisnkoye and Avdeyevak.

President Donald Trump was expected to announce his approval of a plan for the US to sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick