Ukraine says 6 servicemen killed in fighting

AP News
Posted: Jun 13, 2015 8:16 AM
Ukraine says 6 servicemen killed in fighting

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's military says six of its servicemen have been killed and another 14 wounded in fighting over the past day, one of the highest casualty tolls reported in a single day since an often-violated cease-fire was called more than three months ago.

Military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko did not give specifics on Saturday as to where the deaths took place. But he said fighting was especially heavy in the vicinity of the destroyed airport in Donetsk, the largest city under the control of Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

He said rebels were using tanks and heavy artillery and that they fired on residential buildings in Vodyane and Avdiivka, both of which are about five kilometers (three miles) from the airport.