Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 13 injured over the past day in the zone of the antiterrorist operation.
As stated by Alex Motuzyanyk, a spokesman of the presidential administration at a traditional Thursday briefing this morning.
He said the past day reflected the intensification of fighting in the east of Ukraine.
"During the last day of hostilities, seven Ukrainian troops were killed and another 13 injured."
According to Motuzyanyk, these losses were sustained near the township of Marinka in the Mariupol direction.
"Grad" multiple rocket launchers were used against our positions on Wednesday in the Mariupol direction as per the ATO spokesman. The main blow was inflicted on the village of Prokhorivka.
So once again the militants violated the "Minsk agreement." However Motuzyanyk assured that the ATO forces gave a fitting rebuff to the enemy.
"According to the intelligence, an ammunition depot of the militants was destroyed as a result of our return fire" - said the colonel.