15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Army

Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces in the east of the country has left 15 government soldiers dead and 30 wounded over the past 24 hours, Ukraine`s defence minister said Saturday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 16:59 PM IST

Kiev: Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces in the east of the country has left 15 government soldiers dead and 30 wounded over the past 24 hours, Ukraine`s defence minister said Saturday.

"In the last day, 15 soldiers died and 30 more were wounded. That is the figure for the whole frontline," minister Stepan Poltorak told journalists.