Ukraine Under Attack: Number of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the east increases

13:52 Jul. 24, 2016

Number of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the east increases

Ukrainian soldiers in the ATO zone in Donetsk region, July 22, 2016. (UNIAN Photo)

Six servicemen dead, 13 wounded

Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed, another thirteen were injured overnight in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzianyk reported on July 24 at a briefing in Kyiv.

Ukrainian military headquarters also reported increase in fighting. The Russian-backed separatit forces mounted 77 attacks at the Ukrainian positions, including from the heavy weapons banned under the Minsk agreements.

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According to the reports, forty militant attacks were launched in the Mariupol sector, 19 in the Donetsk sectorm, and 18 in the Luhansk sector. 

Ukraine military reported the separatist forces using 122mm-calibre artillery, 120mm and 82mm mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns.

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