Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed, 29 wounded in Donbas conflict zone in last day

12:48, 27 January 2015
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Nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another 29 were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone over the last 24 hours, Acting Speaker of the General Staff of Ukraine Vladyslav Selezniov said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"Over the last day, we have lost nine Ukrainian soldiers, and another 29 were injured as a result of military clashes," he said.

The fighting in eastern Ukraine has worsened significantly in the last few weeks, with the Russian-backed militants launching fresh attacks on Donetsk airport, areas north of the city of Luhansk, and the town of Debaltseve.

The government-held town of Mariupol was attacked with rockets on Saturday, and 30 civilians were killed. The OSCE and other experts determined that the rockets were fired from militant-controlled areas.

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