Ukrainian soldiers killed in shootout with Russia-backed rebels

Ukrainian soldiers killed in shootout with Russia-backed rebels

International Deskdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 13:55 20 February 2022   Updated: 13:56 20 February 2022

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The Ukrainian military has claimed that two soldiers were killed and four others were wounded Saturday when Russian-backed separatists opened fire on them in eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military said on its Facebook page that separatists had violated the ceasefire 70 times on Saturday. The previous day this number was 66 times.

Ukraine's military says separatists have used heavy artillery to shell more than 30 settlements along the demarcation line. The agreement, reached with all parties aimed at easing the long-running conflict, prohibits ceasefire violations.

However, in a telegram on social media, separatists have accused Ukraine of firing on separatist-controlled areas. They also said that they had retaliated when the Ukrainian army fired.

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