Nine more Ukrainian servicemen killed in the east

February 9, 2015 8:39 AM

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KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, a Kiev military spokesman said on Monday.

The spokesman, Vyacheslav Seleznyov, said government forces had come under attack from the rebels on about 100 separate occasions.

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