6 Russian soldiers killed and 9 injured in eastern Ukraine

Six regular Russian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in skirmishes in the Donbas region on Tuesday, reported the the Press Service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

"As a result of friendly fire, six soldiers of the 9th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment were killed and nine wounded," the Press Service stated.

The Main Directorate of Intelligence also reported that the main focus of Russian troops in the ATO zone is to provide logistical support for pro-Russian separatists, including the delivery of weapons and other equpment, carrying out covert activity, engaging in reconnaissance missions, and improving the combat readiness of militants.

One Ukrainian soldier was also killed during operations on Tuesday.

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