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19 Ukrainian servicemen killed, 78 injured near Debaltsevо

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Nineteen Ukrainian servicemen have been killed as a result of artillery attacks near the Hostra Mohyla barrow in the vicinity of Debaltsevо, Donetsk region, spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladyslav Selezniov has said.

"In the area of the Hostra Mohyla barrow as a result of artillery attacks and fighting Ukraine has lost 19 soldiers, including 17 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and two officers of the Interior Ministry," he said at a briefing on Wednesday morning.

Selezniov added that 78 soldiers received injuries of varying severity. They have been hospitalized.

The General Staff spokesman also said that 591 servicemen are currently undergoing medical treatment, of them 26 have serious injuries. In addition, rebels hold captive 204 Ukrainian servicemen.

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