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2 Ukrainian Soldiers, 3 Civilians Reported Killed In East Ukraine

Two Ukrainian soldiers and three civilians have been reported killed in separate incidents in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on June 11 that the two soldiers were killed and 13 other servicemen wounded over the previous day in attacks by Russian-backed separatists using heavy weapons.

A rebel defense official, Eduard Basurin, said three women died when Ukrainian forces shelled Horlivka, about 30 northeast of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have accused both Kyiv and separatist fighters of breaching a February cease-fire agreement that required the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.

More than 6,400 people have been killed since fighting erupted in Ukraine's east in April 2014.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters