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    The Ukrainian military accused on Monday the Donbass militias of violating the ceasefire regime 67 times in 24 hours.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Ukrainian forces accused Donbass region’s militia of breaching ceasefire 67 times and killing two Ukrainian army’s soldiers during the past 24 hours, the press service of Kiev’s special military operation in Donbass said in a statement Monday.

    "[Donbass] militia opened fire on Ukrainian Armed Forces’ units 67 times over the past 24 hours … The attacks killed two Ukrainian Armed Forces’ servicemen during the past 24 hours. In addition, four our soldiers sustained injuries," a statement on the press center's official Facebook page said.

    The military conflict in Ukraine erupted in 2014 after the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) as well as the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) refused to recognize the new Ukrainian government that came to power in what they perceive to be a coup. The sides to the conflict continue to exchange fire, despite the ceasefire deal, reached in Minsk in February 2015 and brokered by the so-called Normandy Format comprising Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.

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