Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks in past 24 hours: Kiev military

March 21, 2015 11:31 AM

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KIEV (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed in attacks by Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine in the 24 hours up to Saturday morning despite an agreed ceasefire, the Kiev military said.

Clashes between government forces and separatists have fallen significantly in the past three weeks, raising tentative hopes of success for a peace plan to end a conflict that has killed more than 6,000 people.

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