Ukraine loses five more soldiers in the east in past 24 hours

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 03, 2015 6:26 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday.

Ukrainian military say fighting has been particularly intense around the town of Debaltseve, a major rail and road junction northeast of the city of Donetsk.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Richard Balmforth)