On January 27, one serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was killed in the area of the Antiterrorist Operation (ATO) in the Donbas, according to the report by the press center of the ATO headquarters on Facebook.

“The second half of the past day, since 14:00, passed without violating the ceasefire. By that time, the forces of the Russian-occupation groups had not abandoned the organization of a fire provocation against the Ukrainian fighters and conducted one shelling of the positions of our defenders," the report says.

In the Donetsk direction, near the Verkhnyotoretske the positions of the ATO forces, a sniper of militants fired.

“As a result of these actions, unfortunately, a serviceman of the ATO forces received injuries incompatible with life. We express our condolences to the relatives and friends of the defender. He gave his life for the peaceful future of Ukraine.”

Earlier, in the ATO zone, the militants fired the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as a result of which one Ukrainian serviceman was injured. The press center noted that militants opened fire from small arms on the positions of the ATO forces near Avdiivka.