Ukraine lost 179 troops in battle for Debaltseve

February 22, 2015 9:42 AM

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KIEV: Ukraine lost 179 troops in a month-long battle with pro-Russian rebels that ended in defeat over the key eastern town of Debaltseve, an adviser to the country’s president said.

If the figure is confirmed, it would represent one of the bloodiest losses suffered by the Ukrainian side in the 10-month conflict.

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