11:55 Oct. 15, 2016
A civilian was wounded, local authorities say
While Ukraine was celebrating its Day of Defender on October 14, two Ukrainian soldiers died in the conflict zone in the Luhansk region.
They were killed in an area near Popasna village by the artillery fire, launched by the Russian-backed separatist forces, also wounding a local resident in his own house.
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‘We are paying a very high price for the peace to come back to Ukraine', Luhansk region governor Yuriy Harbuz said.
According to the local authorities, the militants violated the ceasefire in the region 18 times in the past 24 hours. They used 152-mm and 120-mm mortars as well as assault rifles.