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"In the last day, we lost seven Ukrainian soldiers, and another nine were wounded as a result of military clashes," he said, stressing that it was the greatest number of losses over the past year.

Read alsoMilitants attack ATO forces 47 times in last day amid escalation"The military and political leadership of the Russian Federation is responsible for these bloody provocations as it systematically and consistently torpedoes the peaceful solution to the conflict and the liberation of the occupied territories," Turchynov said.