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The Ukrainian army has denied responsibility for the death of a 5-year-old child in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.

The armed forces never use their weapons against civilians or civilian objects, a press spokesperson said on Sunday in response to a question from the dpa.

On Saturday, pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region accused government forces of the death of a 5-year-old boy, when an explosive was dropped by a drone, killing the child and seriously injuring his large -mother over 60 years old.

The village of Oleksandrivsk is located about 14 kilometers from the front line. Heavy fighting took place in the region in 2015.

Insurgents have controlled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions along the Russian border for nearly seven years, with the UN saying more than 13,000 people have been killed in the areas since then.

Despite an agreed ceasefire, at least 21 soldiers have been killed on the government side since the start of 2021, while separatists say around 23 people have been killed during the same period.

Meanwhile, a peace plan agreed to in 2015 is on ice. (dpa / NAN)

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