Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, eight injured in conflict zone in last day
Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another eight injured in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.
"Over the last day, we have lost three Ukrainian heroes, [and] another eight were injured as a result of military clashes," he said.
"Despite of the ceasefire, Russian-backed insurgents have attacked Ukrainian army positions 22 times over the last 24 hours," Lysenko said.
Ukraine declared a ceasefire on Tuesday, and ordered its troops not to return fire even if fired on by the Russian-backed militants in the Donbas conflict zone. The ceasefire was broken by the militants within hours.