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Six Ukrainian soldiers killed, twelve wounded in Donbas conflict zone in last day

Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another twelve injured in the Donbas conflict zone over the last 24 hours, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Over the last day, we have lost six Ukrainian soldiers, and another twelve were injured as a result of military clashes," Lysenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the situation remained very tense in Donetsk region, where Russian-backed militants continued firing mortars, tank shells, anti-aircraft guns, automatic grenade launchers and small arms on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces. In addition, they intensified their aerial reconnaissance.

The death toll in the last 24 hours is one of the worst in many weeks in eastern Ukraine, and comes amid a sharp rise in the intensity of the fighting in the conflict zone that began to flare up over the weekend.

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