At least 2,233 sol­diers killed in Rus­sia’s war against Ukraine

Kyiv Post - - News - BY OLENA GONCHAROVA [email protected] Read the full story at www.kyivpost.com

Eight Ukrainian sol­diers were killed and 16 wounded on July 14-15 in Donetsk Oblast, as author­i­ties said Rus­sian-sep­a­ratist at­tacks in­ten­si­fied in the past week in war-torn Don­bas.

Rus­sian-sep­a­ratist forces opened fire on Ukrainian po­si­tions more than 100 times on July 14, ac­cord­ing to the Ukrainian army. Hotspots in­cluded ar­eas near oc­cu­pied Hor­livka and the ru­ins at Donetsk air­port, ac­cord­ing to Pres­i­den­tial Ad­min­is­tra­tion spokesman Olek­sandr Mo­tuzyanyk.

Ukraine’s Na­tional Se­cu­rity and De­fense Coun­cil said that the pre­vi­ous 24 hours marked “the most in­tense bom­bard­ments of Ukrainian ter­ri­tory since the sign­ing of the Minsk (peace) agree­ment” in Fe­bru­ary.

The Kyiv Post es­ti­mates that at least 2,233 sol­diers have been killed since mid-April 2014, based on of­fi­cial re­ports, lo­cal media sources and in­for­ma­tion from rel­a­tives. More than 6,700 peo­ple have been killed and 1.4 mil­lion dis­placed in the Rus­sia-in­sti­gated war, ac­cord­ing to the United Na­tions.

Ser­hiy Pav­lyuk

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