The Ukrainian military announced on Wednesday, that a Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed on Tuesday in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine in a shooting with pro-Russian separatists.
Three soldiers were wounded in the shooting, one of them died in hospital, while the other two are under treatment, the Ukrainian Armed Forces noted in a statement.
It added that a civilian was also killed in the Novoselovka village as a result of separatists’ fire.
The separatists broke a cease-fire 16 times over the past 24 hours, the statement said.
On Nov. 21, 2013, demonstrations began in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, after then-President Viktor Yanukovych failed to sign the EU Association Agreement.
Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 amid growing protests, while pro-Russia separatists in the cities of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbas region in the east of the country had then declared their so-called independence.
More than 13,000 people have been killed in clashes between separatists and the Kyiv administration since 2014.