Ukraine Under Attack: Six Ukrainian soldiers wounded, one captured overnight

13:47 Jul. 16, 2016

Six Ukrainian soldiers wounded, one captured overnight

Photo source: UNIAN

Russian-backed separatist forces ambush Ukrainian soldiers who were on landmine clearance patrol

No Ukrainian servicemen were reported killed overnight in the combat zone. However, six have been wounded, and another has been captured by the Russian-backed separatist forces. That's according to Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian military spokesperson.

"Over the last day, no Ukrainian troops were killed as a result of military hostilities, six soldiers were injured," he said at a briefing.

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One serviceman was captured during a patrol mission to remove landmines.

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"Yesterday in Maryinka, local residents asked a group of Ukrainian soldiers to patrol mission to discover explosives on the road used by civilians. During the patrol mission, our group was ambushed [by Russian-backed separatist forces]. As a result, one servicemen was captured," Lysenko reported.

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The military spokesperson also said one soldier who had been severely wounded in explosion on July 13, died in hospital.

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