Ukraine: 1 soldier killed and 2 wounded in clashes with separatists in est of the country despite new truce
Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed and two others wounded in clashes in the country’s east despite a fresh cease-fire agreement between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists.
The Defense Ministry said on January 2 that separatist fighters violated a cease-fire three times on January 1 by firing guns, grenade launchers, and mortars.
It said Ukrainian government forces returned fire, killing one separatist and wounding four others.
The separatists accused Kyiv’s forces of violating the truce.
Since April 2014, more than 10,300 people have been killed in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and the separatists who control parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.