Ukrainian soldier killed in JFO area in Donbas, another wounded


On Monday, a Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another was wounded in the area of the Joint Force Operation in Donbas as a result of shelling from Russian-occupation forces, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said.

“In the 72nd brigade, unfortunately, after two shots from an anti-tank grenade launcher, the enemy at the observation post was seriously wounded and during the provision of medical assistance one serviceman was killed, and another one was wounded,” Khomchak said at a press conference in Kyiv in Monday.

Later, the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on resolving the situation in Donbas said that Russian-occupation forces fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Avdiyivka (Donetsk region).

“Today, on February 22, at about 14:00 in the Avdiyivka area, as a result of enemy shelling of our positions, one was killed and another serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was wounded. The Ukrainian side of the JCCC sent a relevant note to the OSCE SMM,” the TCG said on Facebook.

© 2021 Interfax Ukraine

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