: Dozens of dead soldiers transported to Russia

15:10 Jun. 25, 2016

Dozens of dead soldiers transported to Russia

A pro-Russian separatist throws earth on the coffin of another pro-Russian militant during funeral on a military graveyard on May 17, 2015 in Donetsk, Ukraine (GettyImages Photo)

Death toll is rising for both sides of the conflict

Battles in eastern Ukraine have claimed lives of not only Ukrainian, but also Russian soldiers. Both sides are used to seeing the so-called Cargo 200 trucks, which transport the bodies of the dead servicemen.

Read also: OSCE spots numerous'Cargo-200' vehicles at Russian-Ukrainian border

26 corpses of Russian soldiers, killed in fighting in the Donbas warzone, were removed from the Donetsk morgue on June 23. They all were transported to Russia, Kyiv officials claimed.

And the death toll among the Russian-backed separatist forces continues to rise.

"Three occupants were killed and three more were wounded on Friday, June 24", Ukraine's military spokesman Andriy Lysenko informed.

Watch also: Online group posts names of Russians killed fighting in eastern Ukraine

The night of fighting wasn't painless for Kyiv as well. Lysenko said, two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in the past 24 hours, but no deaths were reported.

Overall, the militants opened fire 61 times during the last day. The hotspots were in the vicinity of Mariupol and Donetsk. The situation in Luhansk region was relatively stable as only 9 attacks were registered in that area. 

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