Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four others injured in fighting in the Donbas conflict in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian news service TSN reported, citing its own sources.
One of the injured is in serious condition, but stable. Despite the pronounced ceasefire, the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns in the town of Maryinka.
It is has been disclosed that one of the victims is Vadym Matrosov, an intelligence officer of the Donbas-Ukraina battalion, with the nom de guerre ”Boatswain.” He showed himself as a true warrior during clashes with the enemy.
Even before the ceasefire, ”Boatswain” repeatedly penetrated enemy positions and established the Ukrainian flag there. He also broadcast a hymn loudly every morning so that it could be heard both by Ukrainian soldiers and the enemy.
Living in Odesa region, he had a wife and three-year-old twin daughters.