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