KIEV, Aug 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and
seven wounded in the country’s rebel east Thursday in an attempt to hold back
an assault by separatist forces, Ukraine’s defence ministry said.
“As a result of a five-hour-long battle, four Ukrainian soldiers died, and
seven more… received various injuries,” spokesman for the defence ministry
Dmytro Gutsulyak told a press briefing. Another soldier was killed separately
in artillery fire, he said.