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Scoop of the weekend: Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas

Scoop of the weekend: Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas

Donbas

A Ukrainian serviceman was lethally wounded in Donbas on 12 September, the Joint Forces Operation HQ has said. Three ceasefire violations have been registered since midnight.

Militants fired with grenade launchers on New York (formerly Novhorodske), with small arms on Nevelske and an anti-tank missile system on Verkhnyotoretske.

Two more Ukrainian servicemen were killed amid 14 ceasefire violations in Donbas on 11 September.

Militants used banned 122-mm artillery to target Novohnativka and Verkhnyotoretske, 82-mm mortars against New-York and 120-mm mortars against Prychepylivka.

Crimea

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is ready to meet Russia's Vladimir Putin but this meeting would not make any sense without discussing the issue of Russia-occupied Crimea, Zelensky's press secretary Serhiy Nykyforov has said.

Crime

The Kyiv regional police have confirmed the death of Kyiv Pecherskyy district court judge Vitaliy Pysanets. He was visiting Petro Onopenko, the brother of a former head of the Supreme Court, Vasyl Onopenko. Allegedly the two and Kyiv police investigator Yevhen Khomenko had a few drinks after which Pysanets and Khomenko had a quarrel. The judge reportedly hit the police officer but then he fell ill, his face turned blue, he tripped over a vase and fell. His body was found in a living room without visible injuries. The incident happened in the village of Pohreby, Kyiv Region.

Aviation

Uzhhorod International Airport has resumed full-scale operation, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said on Facebook. The airport received the first flight from Slovakia this week. The airport has been mostly idle since 2016.

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