X Close

World

Published: Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 4:06:36 AM
Updated: Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 4:07:59 AM

Ukraine says two soldiers killed near Slaviansk after rebel attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Two Ukrainian servicemen have been killed on the outskirts of the eastern town of Slaviansk after pro-Russian separatists attacked their position, Ukraine's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

"Heavy fighting is continuing. The deaths of two Ukrainian soldiers have been confirmed at the current time," the ministry said in a statement, accusing the separatists of using civilians as human shields. It said the two were members of the airborne brigade.

(reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Matt Robinson)

advertisement

  1. Hello Kitty is actually a girl, not a cat
  2. MasterChef UK winner slams Australian news portal over misuse of picture in MAS flight
  3. Sex addict Malaysian doctor deported, Daily Telegraph reports
  4. Test water heater circuit breakers
  5. PKR and DAP accused of giving Ruler an ultimatum by proposing only one name
  6. Duo plead guilty to causing public nuisance after sexy photos go viral
  7. Selangor MB crisis: Palace sets Sept 3 deadline for submission of names
  8. Najib: Malaysia strongly condemns Islamic State militants
  9. Semi-nude Ipoh wedding models fined RM400
  10. 'Bomb' - not a word to utter while boarding a flight

advertisement

advertisement