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The dead in Eastern Ukraine after the fiercest fighting in weeks

The dead in Eastern Ukraine after the fiercest fighting in weeks

In the east of Ukraine are this weekend five regeringssoldaten killed and nine wounded during an offensive by pro-Russian separatists.

It was the fiercest battle in the area in weeks, the Ukrainian army Monday announced. Also would one of the rebels perished.

The battlefield was located near Avdiyivka, north of the city of Donetsk. “Around Avdiyivka has the enemy tried two times our positions by storm”, said a spokesman of the army.

The conflict in Ukraine, according to estimates by the UN since 2014 to some 10,000 human lives. There is a ceasefire in force, but which is regularly violated.

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