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Serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine

As a result of the shelling by pro-Russian separatists of the positions of the Ukrainian army in the east of the country, a soldier was killed.

According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the separatists violated the ceasefire 5 times over the past 24 hours.

The settlements Zolotoe 4, Vodiyane, Shirokino, Novomikhaylovka and Prisepilovka came under fire.

OSCE representatives have been notified of the incident.

Crisis in eastern Ukraine

Protests in the Ukrainian capital Kiev began on November 21, 2013, after current former President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU).

Amid street and public protests, Yanukovych fled the country on February 22, 2014, and power passed to pro-Western politicians.

Following this, the pro-Russian separatists declared the so-called independence in part of the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine.

Since 2014, clashes in eastern Ukraine have killed over 13,000 people.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).

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