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Ceasefire violated in Ukraine

(B2) A Ukrainian serviceman died Friday (April 13) in fighting in eastern Ukraine, the first soldier killed since the establishment of a new ceasefire in late March, a spokesman said. word of the Ukrainian army. " As a result of enemy fire, one of our soldiers has been killed in the last 24 hours said Dmytro Goutsouliak, adding that another soldier had been seriously injured.

A ceasefire – painfully negotiated within the Minsk contact group – between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatist fighters had yet come into force on March 30. A positive point of easing the crisis according to a European diplomat who spoke this morning before the incident became known: “ It has made it possible to significantly reduce human losses on the front line ».

(NGV with AFP)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).