Three Ukrainian Servicemen Killed By Land Mine

April 04, 2015

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and two wounded in a land-mine explosion in separatist eastern territories.

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on April 4 that the casualties happened near the town of Avdiyivka, referring to a government-held town north of rebel-held Donetsk.

The announcement came on International Mine Awareness Day.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says unexploded mines and ammunition pose a special threat to children in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have fought pro-Russian separatists.

Based on reporting by Reuters