Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine: regional chief

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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 3:23 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian serviceman have been killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the separatist eastern region of Luhansk, the governor of the Kiev-controlled territory said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday, Hennadiy Moskal said in an online statement.

Violence has intensified in recent weeks despite a ceasefire which was brokered in the Belarussian capital of Minsk in mid-February. Government forces and separatists regularly accuse each other of violations.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Hugh Lawson)