Ukraine: 3 soldiers killed in explosion in the east

MOSCOW - Ukrainian authorities say three soldiers have been killed and two wounded in the Donbas region in the country's east as their car exploded.

See Full Article

A spokesman for the Ukrainian government, Colonel Andriy Lysenko, reported the deaths during a Wednesday press briefing in Kyiv. Lysenko said another 12 servicemen were injured in separate incidents.

Despite a series of shaky ceasefire agreements, fighting in the area has sporadically flared up and parts of the conflict zone are said to be rife with land mines. It is unclear if the explosion reported Wednesday was caused by a land mine.

More than 9,000 people have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine after fighting broke out in April 2014 when Russian-backed separatists took over swatches of Ukraine's eastern regions.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Spanish train crashes in Barcelona station; 53 hospitalized [Photos]

    World News Toronto Sun
    BARCELONA, Spain — Some 50 people received medical treatment after a Spanish commuter train crashed into the buffers in a station in northeastern Barcelona early Friday, Catalan government officials said. Regional health chief Antoni Comi said 54 people in all received medical treatment, with 51 taken to city hospitals. Source
  • ‘Ma’am, you have a what?!’: Unheard of 911 call in Ohio after boa constrictor attacks owner

    World News Toronto Sun
    playpausestopmuteunmute Hear the distressing 911 call SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio — Authorities say firefighters have rescued an Ohio woman after a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck and began biting her face. Source
  • 77-pound tortoise reunited with NY family after wandering away

    World News Toronto Sun
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 08:17 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 28, 2017 09:07 AM EDT Source
  • Russia dismisses new sanctions, orders U.S. diplomat cuts

    World News Toronto Sun
    MOSCOW — Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and said it was closing down a U.S. recreation retreat in response to fresh sanctions against Russia. The U.S. Source
  • Ruff day: 12-year-old dog rescued after falling into bay

    World News CTV News
    MIAMI -- Call it Junior's lucky day. On Thursday, the nearly 12-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei and Rottweiler mix got lost from his Miami Beach home, fell into Biscayne Bay, was rescued by a firefighter and later was reunited with his owner thanks to some social media magic. Source
  • RCMP release man arrested in Leah Anderson case

    Canada News CTV News
    A suspect arrested on Wednesday in connection with the killing of a Manitoba teen was released one day later without charges. Leah Anderson was killed in Gods Lake Narrows, Man. in 2013 when she was 15 years old. Source
  • Chippewas must pay energy giant's legal bills in lost court battle

    Canada News CBC News
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Chippewas of the Thames, a community of 3,000, to pay energy giant Enbridge's legal fees after an unsuccessful attempt by the First Nation to stop the company's ambitions on its controversial Line 9 pipeline. Source
  • Wife of Zimbabwean President Mugabe positioning as future successor

    World News Toronto Sun
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife once said the 93-year-old leader should run “as a corpse” in the 2018 elections if he dies before the vote. Now politically ambitious Grace Mugabe is positioning herself as a possible successor, saying one of the ruling party’s two vice-presidents should be a woman. Source
  • British man's Ferrari 'burst into flames' one hour after purchasing it

    World News Toronto Sun
    LONDON — A British driver has survived a major crash in his Ferrari, an hour after he bought it. Local police called it a “miracle escape,” but the car was not so lucky. South Yorkshire Police posted Twitter photos of the smoking, wrecked car, saying it “went airborne (and) burst into flames” beside a highway in northern England. Source
  • Investigation of death of woman who plunged down laundry chute reviewed by RCMP

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    REGINA — The RCMP is now reviewing the Regina police department’s investigation into the death of a 29-year-old who plunged 10 storeys down a hotel laundry chute. Regina police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich says in an email that Chief Evan Bray made a public commitment to the family of Nadine Machiskinic that his department would welcome an independent review. Source