20-05-2022 10:57 PM Jerusalem Timing

Ukrainian Soldier Killed in Attack near Donetsk Airport

Ukrainian Soldier Killed in Attack near Donetsk Airport

A Ukrainian soldier has been killed in a rebel attack near the ruins of Donetsk airport as clashes have intensified at the key flashpoint.

Ukrainian soldiersA Ukrainian soldier has been killed in a rebel attack near the ruins of Donetsk airport as clashes have intensified at the key flashpoint, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Tuesday.

It was the first death in fighting reported by the Ukrainian army since mid-October as a fragile truce has dampened down most of the violence that claimed over 8,000 lives in the past 18 months.

Ukraine has set up special groups involving law enforcement officers, tax officials and volunteers to fight contraband delivery across the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine.