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.
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.
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.