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 Nine Ukrainian fighters killed over past 24-hour period, six wounded, one taken captive, - journalist

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Over the past 24-hour period, since July 19, nine Ukrainian soldiers were killed in combat in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area, six wounded, one military has been taken prisoner by the enemy.

Sources in the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces told Censor.NET, Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote on Facebook.

"It was a regular combat day at the ATO front line. The trench war continued, no escalation. It's a war, and sometimes missiles hit their targets, and blasts occur... Sometimes great people give their lives for Motherland...

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"The relatives of the deceased have been informed. The General Staff will bring the bodies to their families in the next two days.

"An attempt has been made to quickly exchange the fighter who was taken captive, but the Russian command once again disrupted it. The captive has talked to his family and other military, his condition is OK. The enemy continues using Ukrainian captives for blackmailing and political pressure over Ukrainian leadership, and does not live up to the prisoners exchange agreements reached in Minsk," Butusov wrote.
 
 
 
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