Ukrainian soldier killed in attack near Donetsk airport in east: army

Pro-Russian rebels sappers walk toward the destroyed Donetsk international airport on October 13, 2015A 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. “Yesterday, the positions of the Ukrainian army near Pisky and Opytne came under fire that killed one Ukrainian soldier,” spokesman Oleksandr Zavtonov told AFP.

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