Losses in Donbas: Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine - media (updated)
Society15:29 Sep. 9, 2016

Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine - media (updated)

Ukrainian TSN news network reports severe losses in country's Anti-Terrorist Operation zone

UPDATE: Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian Presidential Administration spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation, said one soldier was killed and two more injured during an attack by separatists around the eastern town of Maryinka.

Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed and four more wounded fighting in the Donbas conflict zone in the past day, Ukrainian TSN news network reported, citing its own sources.

One of the injured is in serious, but stable condition. Despite the new ceasefire agreement in late August, the militants fired grenade launchers and machine guns in the town of Maryinka.

Read also 6,000 soldiers of Russia's regular army fight in Donbas – Ukraine's General Staff

TSN journalists say one of the victims is Vadym Matrosov with the nom de guerre "Boatswain" - an intelligence officer of the Donbas battalion. He was famous on the front for repeatedly penetrating into enemy positions and establishing the Ukrainian flag there. He was married with three-year-old twin daughters.

In total, Ukrainian army survived 24 attacks in the past day, including 120mm mortar shelling in Mariupol sector.





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