Eight Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in Donbas in last day

14:43, 15 July 2015
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Eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another 16 were wounded in the Donbas conflict zone in the last 24 hours, presidential administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation Colonel Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"In the last day, we lost eight Ukrainian soldiers, and another 16 were injured as a result of military clashes," Lysenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the situation in Donbas has been escalating as the combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions and civilian areas in eastern Ukraine 100 times in the last day.

In addition, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a blast of an unidentified explosive device near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska near the Ukrainian-Russian border on Tuesday.

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