Six Independence Supporters, 94 Kiev Soldiers Killed in 24 Hours – DPR
20:22 17.02.2015(updated 20:51 17.02.2015)
Deputy commander of DPR militia Eduard Basurin stated Ukrainian army's losses in the past 24 hours account for 94 soldiers killed and six independence supporters were killed during the same period of time.
DONETSK, February 17 (Sputnik) – In the past 24 hours, 6 independence supporters and 94 Kiev soldiers were killed in the clashes in eastern Ukraine, a deputy commander of DPR militia Eduard Basurin said Tuesday.
'Ukrainian army's losses in the past 24 hours account for…. 94 soldiers killed,' Basurin told journalists.
Basurin added that six independence supporters were killed during the same period of time, and 27 were injured.
On February 15, a ceasefire between the warring sides in Donbas became effective.
According to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the ceasefire is generally observed in Donbas, except for some areas, including Debaltseve, where several thousand Ukrainian soldiers remain encircled.
The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said last week the ceasefire does not apply to Debaltseve, which is not located on the the line of contact between the warring sides.
The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine, who brokered the truce deal last week in Minsk, however, stressed that the ceasefire should be observed on the entire territory of Donbas.
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