"Over the last day, we haven’t lost any Ukrainian soldiers, but three were injured as a result of military clashes," Lysenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on June 1, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed but eight were injured in the Donbas conflict zone.

At dawn on Wednesday the Russian-backed militants launched a major assault on the village of Marinka, which is about 10 kilometers west of the southwestern edge of the city of Donetsk.

According to some reports, 25 Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded in the attack, which was still going on as of 1630 on Wednesday.