February 4, 2015 / 7:59 AM / 3 years ago

Two more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east: military

KIEV (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 were wounded in fighting against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a Ukraine military spokesman said on Wednesday.

A woman walks past a burnt-out a store at a residential sector affected by shelling in Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov, eastern Ukraine February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Kiev military said separatist forces had launched around 80 attacks by artillery and rocket systems on Ukrainian positions and villages in the past 24 hours.

“As a result of attacks and military clashes, Ukraine lost two servicemen and another 18 have been wounded,” military spokesman Vyacheslav Seleznyov said at a morning briefing.

According to Kiev’s military, around 300 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the east since a ceasefire agreed with rebels last September.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk

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