At least five soldiers killed as clashes erupt in east Ukraine

At least five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in clashes with pro-Russian separatists, in one of the deadliest days of fighting since July, an army spokesperson has said

At least five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in clashes with pro-Russian separatists, in one of the deadliest days of fighting since July, an army spokesperson has said.

с. However, local volunteers are reporting the number of wounded could be higher.

The fighting lasted for two hours around the village of Kalinovka, near Debaltseve.

The city which lies on a vital railway junction was the scene of some of the fiercest battles between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in 2015, before a ceasefire was brokered, known as the Minsk agreement.

It comes as NATO countries and Russia are meeting in Brussels to discuss the conflict in east Ukraine. The NATO-Russia Council is convening for the third time this year with the crisis in Ukraine a top priority for Washington and Brussels.

Share post:
Main news
Ukraine
MAIN POSITIONS OF INFORMATION RESPONSE EXPLAINING COMPLEX THINGS IN SIMPLE WORDS
Ukraine
Finnish businesses to join Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts
Finnish businesses to join Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts
Ukraine
Russian missile attack in Odesa kills 14, injures 46
Russian missile attack in Odesa kills 14, injures 46
Read in rubric
Video
Video with egyptian atheist became viral on social networks
Video
ISIS shows russian hostages on video
Video
VIDEO: Saudi police detained boy for dancing "Macarena"
Look for us on Facebook
Look for us on Twitter

© Ukraine in Arabic, 2018. All Rights Reserved.