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Ukrainian soldier killed, two wounded in separatist east

Seventh over the past two weeks

31 August, 12:46
(ANSA-AFP) - KIEV, AUG 31 - The Ukrainian army said Tuesday that a soldier had been killed and two others wounded in the country's east, as clashes tick back up in the conflict-torn region. It was the seventh Ukrainian soldier killed over the past two weeks. The Ukrainian army is locked in a simmering conflict with breakaway fighters in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions that erupted after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Ukraine's military said in a statement that over the past 24 hours the separatists had launched 11 attacks on its troops with mortars, grenade launchers and machine guns.

(ANSA-AFP).

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