: Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in Donbas overnight

15:11 Jul. 10, 2016

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed, 16 wounded in Donbas overnight

Ukrainian soldiers on the frontline (UNIAN Photo)

Ukrainian army comes under 51 militant attacks over the past day

Ukraine's army suffered more casualties over the past 24 hours – three soldiers were killed in the Donbas conflict zone and 16 more were wounded, including those who were shell-shocked.

This is reported by the military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko at the briefing, on July 10.

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"During the last day, three Ukrainian soldiers died and 16 were injured following militant attacks in the Donetsk region. Eight soldiers received concussions as militants shelled (Ukrainian) positions near Luhansk," said Lysenko.

According to Lysenko, combined Russian-separatist forces continue shelling near Avdiyivka industrial zone, the town of Mariupol in Donetsk region and Stanytsia Luhanska in the Luhansk region.

He added, militants used grenades and heavy machine guns to attack Ukrainian positions near Stanytsia Luhanska which damaged a residential building.

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Combined Russian-separatist forces violated the ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine 51 times in the past 24 hours.

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