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One Ukrainian soldier killed in Donbas

This happened outside Krasnohorivka.

One Ukrainian soldier killed in Donbas

In the past 24 hours, the Russian occupying troops in Donbas opened fire on the positions of the Ukrainian army 41 times, according to the antiterrorist operation (ATO) HQ press centre.

One Ukrainian soldier was reported killed and one wounded as a result of an 82-mm mortar attack against the Ukrainian positions outside Krasnohorivka, the ATO HQ said.

It is the second Ukrainian serviceman killed in Donbas since the so-called school ceasefire was declared on 25 August. The first one was killed on 7 September when militants shelled the industrial area of Avdiyivka.

Also, on 30 August, a member of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, Hennadiy Levytskyy, was killed near Maryinka. The Ukrainian Volunteer Army is a volunteer military unit formed in December 2015 after Dmytro Yarosh and his supporters withdrew from the Right Sector movement. The unit is not part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

By the end of 9 September, the situation in Donbas was not quiet as militants continued to target the ATO positions in the Mariupol and Donetsk sectors.

Starting from 6 p.m., militants opened fire six times from grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms on the ATO strongpoints near Avdiyivka. They used the same weapons to target the outskirts of Zaytseve. At around 10 p.m. they fired with a 82-mm mortar near the Butivka mine.

In the Mariupol sector, militants used heavy machine guns to fire on ATO fortifications near Lebedynske, Vodyane, Hnutove, Pavlopil and Berezove. Grenade launchers were used near Talakivka and Bohdanivka.