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Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Mine Blast

The Ukrainian military says one of its soldiers has been killed in a landmine blast in the country's east.

Military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said another serviceman was wounded in the September 26 incident near the rebel-controlled town of Horlivka, 25 kilometers northeast of Donetsk.

Motuzyanyk also said that a cease-fire was "still holding" in eastern Ukraine, adding: "The enemy has not been using any heavy weapons, tanks, mortars, or artillery against the Ukrainian army for almost a month."

Fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists has killed more than 7,900 people in Ukraine's east since April 2014.

Based on reporting by AFP and Interfax