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