Donbas Battalion: Five Ukrainian soldiers killed near Mariupol

13:03, 27 August 2015

Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fighting near Mariupol on Wednesday, the Donbas Battalion's press service said on Thursday.

"Following intensified attacks by the enemy late last night, the fighters of the Donbas Battalion helped the 40th battalion of the Ukrainian armed forces to defend [the Ukrainian-controlled city of] Mariupol," the report says.

Five soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces were killed in action and there were no casualties Donbas Battalion fighters, it said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, press officer of the "M" sector Yaroslav Chepurniy said on August 27 that Ukrainian troops in the Mariupol "M" sector had suffered serious losses.

According to him, from 16:00 on August 26 to 06:30 on August 27, there were 20 militant attacks in the "M" sector.

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