Soldiers killed in east Ukraine ‘ambush’


Seven soldiers have been killed and seven more wounded in Ukraine’s restive eastern region, the country’s Defence Ministry has said.The ministry said separatists “ambushed” the soldiers on the outskirts of Oktyabrske village, near the city of Krematorsk on Tuesday.The initial death toll stood at six, but one of the wounded has since died, Interfax news agency reported.Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan, reporting from Donetsk, said the only information immediately available came from the ministry’s website.Reading the statement, which described the attack as “cynical and insidious”, he said the incident occurred at 13:00 local time when a convoy of military units from the Ukrainian army was ambushed by a group of about 30 people the ministry called “terrorists”.

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