One Ukrainian soldier killed in Kruta Balka battle yesterday, - Defense Ministry

Yesterday at around 3 p.m., a skirmish between an anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces unit and militants of the Russian terrorist troops took place near Kruta Balka, the Donetsk region, claiming life of a Ukrainian fighter.

This was announced by the Defense Ministry's press service, Censor.NET reports.

"The clash lasted for about 30 minutes; thanks to coherent actions of the ATO units, the enemy was forced to retreat. One military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed in the fighting," the message reads.

Read more: Ukrainian troops sustained losses in battle at Kruta Balka, - ATO speaker

Earlier, spokesperson of the ATO Staff's press office Leonid Matiukhin announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine sustained losses in a skirmish near Kruta Balka, without providing any details.

Despite the agreed cease-fire, Russian occupation troops committed 50 attacks upon Ukrainian Army on Dec. 28.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n421514