Ukrainian serviceman killed despite ceasefire: Ukraine military

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 08, 2015 7:50 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three wounded as a result of fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, despite a ceasefire deal, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday.

Pro-Russian rebels, "continue to fire on government troop positions ... (but) the intensity of provocative attacks by rebels on Ukrainian positions fell significantly overnight," he said.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Greg Mahlich)