Ukraine's defense ministry: Almost 100 soldiers killed in Donbas in 2017 alone

09:56, 29 May 2017

Spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Andriy Petrenko has reported that 98 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in action in Donbas, the east of Ukraine, since the beginning of 2017, according to First Deputy Chairperson of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.

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"When speaking at a conference in Georgia, Andriy Petrenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's Defense Ministry [informed]: 98 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in Donbas in 2017 alone, over 800 were wounded in action. More than 1,100 instances of the violation of the ceasefire were registered," she wrote on Facebook.

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