As Ukraine celebrated the abolishing of its visa regime with the European Union on June 11, the war in the country’s eastern Donbas region sharply increased in intensity.
Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed over a period of three days. Four were killed and 14 more reported wounded over the weekend of June 10-11, with the heaviest bloodshed occurring overnight into June 11. Another two soldiers were killed before dawn on June 12, and one after daybreak, the military reported.
At least two civilians were injured by enemy fire over the period as well.