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9 Ukrainian soldiers wounded, 1 killed by explosive device in ATO zone on Monday


Soldiers chat at the positions near Luhanske, Donetsk Region on July 31.

Photo by Volodymyr Petrov

Over the past day one Ukrainian serviceman died as a result of an explosive device going off, nine military were wounded and injured in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in Ukraine’s east, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said.

“Over the past 24 hours, as a result of hostilities, there have been no deaths in the Armed Forces. Six servicemen were injured in the enemy shelling,” Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday.

However, one serviceman was killed and three others were wounded when an explosive device went off. “This happened near Avdiyivka and Zaitseve,” the Defense Ministry’s spokesman said.

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