One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: military

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Posted: Apr 15, 2015 6:05 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev's military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing on Wednesday.

He said the situation remained unstable. Rebels "actively used guns, rocket-propelled grenades (and) yesterday the enemy twice opened tank fire on our forces near Pisky," Lysenko said, referring to a village near rebel-held Donetsk.

Ukraine's military and pro-Russian rebels have accused each other of intensifying attacks over the past few days, putting further strain on a two-month-old ceasefire deal.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Janet Lawrence)