Two Ukrainian servicemen killed, 16 wounded in Donbas in past 24 hours (update)

People carry window frames in Svitlodarsk, Donetsk Oblast on Dec. 24.

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A total of two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, 16 more wounded and injured in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) zone in Donbas in the past 24 hours, Andriy Lysenko, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesperson, said.

“A total of two Ukrainian servicemen were killed, 16 soldiers were wounded and injured in hostilities in the past 24 hours,” Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday.

The populated locality of Krymske was the most serious hot spot in the Luhansk sector, the enemy used mortars, Grad multiple rocket launch systems and howitzers, he said. A total of 16 instances of shelling were recorded in the Luhansk sector in the past 24 hours, a quarter of them from heavy weapons.

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