Ukrainian military said one soldier was killed in bombings by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday morning in east of Ukraine. This week attack in the long-running conflict has fueled fears that Russia military East behind this.
Following the report, Reuters called witnesses who heard several explosions in the north of the separatists city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian military noted on his Facebook page that he had recorded 19fire violations by separatists since Saturday against 66 cases in the last 24 hours.
The separatists opened fire on more more than 20 settlements, using heavy artillery, prohibited by the Minsk agreements, the military noted.
Incidents of bombarding across the dividing line government forces and separatists have increased sharply this week, in what ukrainian government called a provocation. He strongly denied Russian suggestions that Kiev could launch a offensive in Eastern Ukraine.
Minsk agreements aim to end eightyear conflict between Ukrainian military and separatists in east of the country.
Meanwhile, the breakaway from eastern Ukraine region leader, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, on Saturday said he spearheaded general mobilization, with fear rises of war in the former Soviet country.
“I urge my fellow citizens who are in upcoming reservations military conscription offices. Today I signed a decree on general mobilization”, declared Denis Pushilin in video statement after war analysts warn of combat in large scale in east of Ukraine.