U.S. State Department reacts to recent deadly militant attacks in Donbas

10:00, 20 July 2016
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The U.S. Department of State has expressed concern in relation to the highest number of casualties in the zone of hostilities in eastern Ukraine reported in a single day over the past year, that's according to the U.S. State Department's spokesman Mark Toner.

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"I know that on July 18, there were some series of attacks in eastern Ukraine that frankly raises concerns… Seven members of Ukrainian armed forces were killed and 14 were injured," Toner said.

"This is the highest number of casualties in a single day in the past year,” said the official.

Read alsoDonbas death toll rises: Ukraine reports 7 KIA, 14 WIA in 24 hours“And this endangers the ceasefire and Minsk implementation,” he said. “And I think we’re all concerned about it.”

“Ukraine is always a topic of discussion,” Toner added, answering a reporter’s question about U.S. State Secretary John Kerry’s agenda at his meetings with the European leaders.

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