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3 Ukrainian Servicemen Killed, 17 Wounded in Past 24 Hours in East – Ukrainian Military

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech as he visits an army training centre in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, May 11.

KIEV — Three Ukrainian serviceman have been killed and 17 wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine in violation of a cease-fire agreement, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Sunday.

Two of the deaths were a result of a mortar attack near the town of Svitlodarsk, northeast of separatist-controlled Donetsk, spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a briefing.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said last Wednesday that 83 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in rebel attacks since the cease-fire came into force in February.

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