One Ukrainian Soldier Killed from Mine, One Wounded; Mogherini Calls for Total Access for OSCE Monitors

March 11, 2018
Federica Mogerini

Ukraine Day 1482: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed from a mine, and another was wounded in battle.

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One Ukrainian Soldier Killed from Mine, One Wounded; Mogherini Calls for Total Access for OSCE Monitors

Igor Soloid, fighter detained by Ukrainian forces. Screen grab from Ukrainian military video 

One Ukrainian soldier was killed from a mine, Liga.net reported.

Donetsk residents have not had Vodafone mobile service for the last two months, Liga.net reported.
There were five attacks on Ukrainian positions. One Ukrainian soldier was wounded.
In an interview with Unian, on the eve of her visit to Kiev March 11-12, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy urged that the OSCE monitors be given total access in the Donbass.
She also reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and non-recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and said nothing had changed on the position regarding Russia as the Minsk agreement had not been fulfilled.
ATO soldiers intercepted an attempt of a Russia-backed fighter to penetrate Ukrainian territory, the ATO said on its Facebook page, Liga.net reported.

In a video made by the Ukrainian military, the detainee, whose name was reported as Igor Soloid,¬† said there were Russian instructors for the forces of the self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic.” He said that men joined the forces because there were no jobs, industry was halted, and they had to support their families. His statement may have been coerced as he was taken prisoner.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick¬†