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One serviceman killed, two wounded in Donbas last day

Defence ministry stated concern over shelling of Stanytsya Luhanska.

One serviceman killed, two wounded in Donbas last day
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Over the past day, one Ukrainian soldier was killed in combat zone in Donbas and two were wounded in the shelling, the Ministry of Defense said on 29 September.

The ministry's spokesman on ATO Oleksandr Motuzyanyk declined to elaborate on the circumstances of the incidents.

Motuzyanik said that the Wednesday shelling of Stanytsya Luhanska may complicate the implementation of the agreements on the separation of forces in the area.

Russia-backed militants 25 times opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian military in Donbas over the last day.

On 21 September, the participants of the Tripartite Contact Group signed a framework document on the separation of forces and weapons involved in the Donbass conflict in three areas of Stanytsya Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske. The withdrawal of forces was to begin under the condition of the observance of ceasefire for seven days in these areas.

The separation arrangement envisages the withdrawal of forces from their current positions at least for two kilometres in both directions.