Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east: Kiev military

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Posted: Feb 07, 2015 6:12 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have stepped up shelling of government forces on all the front lines and appear to be amassing forces for new offensives on the key railway town of Debaltseve and the coastal city of Mariupol, the Kiev military said on Saturday.

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in fighting in the past 24 hours, spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy told a briefing.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)