At least 19 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours: Official

 At least 19 soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting in east Ukraine, a Kiev defence official said on Wednesday, including five in a rocket attack on regional capital Kramatorsk.

AFP| Updated: Feb 11, 2015, 13:20 PM IST

Kiev: At least 19 soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting in east Ukraine, a Kiev defence official said on Wednesday, including five in a rocket attack on regional capital Kramatorsk.

"Nineteen soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours and 78 wounded," military spokesman Vladyslav Seleznyov told journalists in Kiev, after officials had already announced the death of five troops in Tuesday`s attack on Kramatorsk.