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"Our army has suffered losses over the past day. Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed while on combat missions. Two of them died while stepping on an unidentified explosive device near the village of Pisky, while another one was killed as a result of an enemy shelling of our fortified positions near the village of Novoluhanske," a press secretary of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry for the Anti-Terrorist Operation, Oleksandr Motuzianyk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, January 11.

Read alsoU.S.-Ukraine weapons deal has Russia up in arms - StratforHe added that during the past day, another three servicemen were wounded near the villages of Novoluhanske and Verkhniotoretske, while another one - at the positions near the Butivka coal mine. "The wounded men in a satisfactory condition were evacuated to military medical facilities," Motuzianyk added.