Russia’s war against Ukraine has killed at least 2,740 soldiers
A back-to-school cease-fire that was supposed to ensure students had a peaceful return to their studies has already been broken – Ukraine’s military reports shelling on Butivka mine close to separatist stronghold of Donetsk as well as Zaitseve and Kamianka villages overnight Aug. 31.
Ukraine and Russian-led forces had agreed to cease firing on Aug. 25 – ahead of the new school year starting on Sept. 1. The agreement was backed by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Read the full story at www.kyivpost.com
A memorial stone is seen near a destroyed Ukrainian tank at frontline positions near the town of Troitske in Luhansk Oblast on July 29. (Volodymyr Petrov)