Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 27, 2015 6:05 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday.

The deaths follow two consecutive days in which the military reported none of its troops had been killed, which had raised hopes a ceasefire deal could hold despite initial violations.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Timothy Heritage)