A Ukrainian soldier has been killed, another has been wounded and two others suffered shell-shock in a mortar attack by militants of a checkpoint near the town of Sloviansk, Donetsk region.
"At 0430 on May 19, a Ukrainian military checkpoint located near Sloviansk was fired at by a mortar. The terrorists set up an ambush in a kindergarten near a railway station. The militants provoked the Ukrainian servicemen into retaliating in order to make them destroy the kindergarten," the press service of the Defense Ministry said.Ukrainian soldier Hennadiy Beliak died as a result of injuries received in the mortar attack. Another serviceman was wounded, and two more suffered from shell-shock.There were no casualties among civilians.