Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Two Ukranian soldiers killed by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine; Ukraine ‘not afraid’ said Zelenskyy

News Desk: Ukrainian military on Tuesday reported that at least two soldiers on its side have been killed and 12 others were wounded in shelling by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, according to the Ukraine military’s Facebook page.

Ukraine Army accused Russian-backed rebels of another ceasefire violation, adding that there have been over 84 cases of shelling by separatists. The rebels have opened fire on 40 civilians’ settlements along the front line using heavy artillery, said Ukraine’s Army.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said his countrymen “are not afraid” after Russia moved to recognise the independence of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine and hours later said it would deploy troops there to “maintain peace”.