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One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in east

Separatists carried out 30 attacks.

One Ukrainian soldier killed, one wounded in east
Photo: Max Levin

Pro-Russian militants have launched 30 attacks against the positions of the Ukrainian government forces over the past 24 hours, the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ press service said in its morning update on Facebook on 22 August.

As a result, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and one wounded in action.

Particular tension continued to be observed in the industrial area of Avdiyivka at night, where the militants attacked the ATO positions using mortars, grenade launchers, an air defence system and small arms. The ATO troops returned fire. One Ukrainian serviceman was killed in the engagement.

The militants carried out three attacks on the village of Zaytseve using infantry fighting vehicles guns and grenade launchers, and launched at least 46 mortar bombs of various calibres at the Butivka mine.

In the Luhansk sector, they used 120-mm mortars near Krymske and Novotoshkivske, heavy machine guns near Novooleksandrivka and Stanytsya Luhanska.

In the Mariupol sector, they carried out two attacks with 82-mm mortars near Vodyane and one near Shyrokyne.

Earlier, Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Areas Yuriy Hrymchak suggested that the decision on Donbas had already been taken and Russia would have to withdraw its troops. He was commenting on the meeting between US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.