The Kiev army announced on Saturday that a second Ukrainian soldier had been killed in clashes with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
In a statement, the Ukrainian military accused four wounded and hospitalized soldiers and separatists in the Donetsk region of violating the ceasefire 70 times.
This is the new balance, as previously stated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces A dead soldierHowever, it guarantees that they are “controlling the situation” and “continuing their mission to prevent Russian armed aggression.”
These are the first deaths reported among Ukrainian soldiers in the past month as tensions between Kiev and Moscow escalate.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky, for his part, had a scheduled trip to Munich this Saturday despite the risk of a Russian attack, and at an international conference involving the G7 countries asked for a clear timetable for possible access to NATO. Meeting of the United Nations Security Council amid further escalating military tensions.
The Ukrainian presidency said the situation in eastern Ukraine was “completely under control” and on Friday, without mentioning US President Joe Biden’s statements, questioned the possibility of Volodymyr Zhelensky leaving the country under the current circumstances.
Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk have called a general mobilization, calling the situation “important” and accusing Ukraine of seeking to regain control of the region.
Observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe today described the ceasefire violations in the region as “a spectacular increase”.