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Ukraine: Four soldiers killed in Donbass October 24

Four soldiers killed in the eastern region of Donbass amid ongoing armed conflict October 24

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/25/2017, 12:00 AM until 10/25/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ukraine

Event

On Tuesday, October 24, four soldiers were killed in the restive region of Donbass, located in eastern Ukraine. This marks the bloodiest day of fighting for the country since a truce was signed between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian insurgents active in the region on August 25.

According to media reports, two soldiers were killed in combat near the port of Mariupol and two others by an explosive device near the city of Donetsk

Context

Fighting continues to take place between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel forces in eastern Ukraine despite truce agreements. At least 10,000 people have been killed since the conflict erupted in April 2014.

Advice

Due to the ongoing conflict, many Western governments advise against travel to Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (Donbass region), as well as areas along the Russian border.

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