On Sunday, February 18, at the Svitlodarsk salient, two Russian soldiers from the so-called 7th separate motorized rifle brigade (the LPR army) were involved in a mine explosion, reported the Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbas.
“Both fighters were citizens of the Russian Federation. One of them – Vladimir Vladimirovich Lyubinov, born in 1988, and a resident of the Krasnodar Krai – was killed. The other – Sergey Valeryevich Mikhailov, born in 1972, and a resident of Astrakhan (Vodnikov Street, apt. 55) – was wounded from the exploding mine,” the statement said.
The Ukrainian military does not exclude the possibility that the pro-Russian media will try to use this instance to accuse the Armed Forces of Ukraine of violating the ceasefire and blame the Ukrainian military for the death of the one man and wounding of the other.
On February 18, a Ukrainian serviceman was also wounded in Donbas.