Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, 10 injured in last 24 hours

14:41, 17 October 2014
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Another three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 10 others injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) reported on Friday.


Spokesman of the NSDC’s Information-Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said the soldiers had been killed and wounded as a result of terrorist attacks in the anti-terrorist operation zone in the Donbas. The Ukrainian government commonly refers to the anti-government insurgents in the east of the country as “terrorists.”

Despite agreement being reached between the warring sides in Minsk on September 5 to halt the conflict, the fighting in the east of Ukraine has continued, albeit less intensively.

In particular, the militants have attacked the Ukrainian-held Donetsk Airport on an almost daily basis since early September, and in recent days they have mounted strong attacks on Ukrainian checkpoints in Luhansk region in an apparent attempt to increase the area of the territory they control.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 16 at National Security Council reported that according to their data, 330 Ukrainian soldiers are missing in the Donbas, while another 357 are thought to have been taken prisoner. 

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