Despite the announced ceasefire in the ATO zone, a Ukrainian soldier was killed as a result of the firing at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ATO headquarters reports.

According to the military, the invaders conducted three targeted attacks at the positions of the Ukrainian army.

“The Russian-occupation troops continue to shell the positions of the ATO forces and disrupt the agreements of the Tripartite Contact Group on the cease-fire. As a result of the enemy fire, unfortunately, the Ukrainian soldier died. We express our condolences to the relatives and friends of the defender, who gave his life for Ukraine,” the message says.

The headquarters noted that in the Luhansk direction the militants fired from anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns near Luhansk, and from automatic grenade launchers and small arms near Malynove, and in the Donetsk direction the occupation forces used grenade launchers and small arms in the suburbs of Avdiivka.

Reportedly, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the zone of the ATO are ready to ensure the implementation of all measures for the introduction and maintenance of the ceasefire regime on the entire line of delineation of parties in the east of Ukraine from 00:00 on March 5.

Earlier, on March 2 in the area of the Anti-terrorist operation one soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed.