Ukraine's military says one Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 5:50 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Monday one Ukrainian serviceman had been killed and four wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, underscoring the fragility of a two-week-old ceasefire deal.

Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said pro-Russian rebels continued to receive a "significant" number of weapons and military equipment from Russia.

"The enemy is moving heavy weapons and military equipment, primarily in the area of Mariupol," he said in a televised briefing, referring to a strategic government-held port city Kiev fears could be the next rebel target.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Janet Lawrence)