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7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military

In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 pool photo, Ukrainian parliament lawmaker and leader of Ukraine's Radical Party Oleh Lyashko, second left, greets Ukrainian soldiers while visiting their position near the town of Volnovakha, in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Osman Karimov, Pool)

KIEV: Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 24 wounded in fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Monday.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine is at its worst level since a ceasefire was agreed last September. The rebels have launched an offensive on the port city of Mariupol and vowed to encircle the town of Debaltseve, where Seleznyov said fighting was the most intense.

 

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