Pro-Russian separatists have killed 23 servicemen and injured over 100 others after the rebels launched a missile attack on an army motorised brigade, bringing about the darkest hour in the Ukrainian Conflict after the military ended a unilateral ceasefire on 30 June.
At least 23 servicemen have been confirmed killed and over 100 others injured after pro-Russian separatists fired a barrage of Russian-built Grad missiles on an army motorised brigade in an early morning missile strike. The attack came after government troops appeared to be regaining control of the country’s east, capturing important cities Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, both of which had been under rebel control for some time.
“All those who used the Grad against the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be found and destroyed,” Poroshenko was quoted as saying on his website, “For every soldier’s life, the militants will pay with scores and hundreds of their own. Not a single terrorist will avoid responsibility; each will get what they deserve”