"There were seven killed in action (KIA) and five wounded in action (WIA) among the Russian-backed militants during the day. These are soldiers of the 11th separate motorized rifle regiment (Makiyivka), the 1st (Komsomolsk), the 3rd (Horlivka) and the 5th (Makiyivka) separate motorized rifle brigades of the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk) of the Russian Armed Forces," the report stated.

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