"The situation in the conflict zone and near it remains tense. There have been 104 attacks by illegal armed groups on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in the last day. Ukrainian military positions were attacked by enemy artillery in forty villages in Donetsk and Luhansk regions," he said.

"Over the last day, we have lost one Ukrainian soldier, and another 25 received injuries of varying severity as a result of military clashes. All the wounded have been sent to hospital," Selezniov said.

"At the moment, there are 456 Ukrainian soldiers in hospitals and medical institutions, of whom 12 are seriously injured," he added.

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