1 Ukrainian Soldier Wounded by Mine

December 31, 2017
Photo by Reuters

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1 Ukrainian Soldier Wounded by Mine

Photo by Reuters

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded, Unian reported, citing the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO).

Col. Oleksandr Motuzyanik, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman for ATO affairs said Russia-backed forces violated the ceasefire four times in the last day. 

There were no battle casualties reported in the previous reporting period, however one Ukrainian soldier was injured by a mine in the area of Krymskoye. 

While during the first part of the day, the ceasefire held, in the afteroon, there were attacks with mortar-launches on the Donetsk line.

Near Pavlopol, grenade-launchers and small arms were fired along with 82-mm mortars. Small arms were fired near Vodyanoye.

After 18:00, militants used small arms to fire on Gnutovo, but were repelled by Ukrainian forces returning fire from grenade-launchers and heavy machine guns.

No incidents were reported on the Lugansk line.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick¬†