Two soldiers killed
KIEV: Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fresh fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east even as a new truce took effect, Kiev said on Saturday. “As a result of hostilities, over the past 24 hours two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and four others wounded,” Ukraine’s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists. The new casualties came as the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian insurgents on Friday agreed in the Belarussian capital Minsk a new truce that began from midnight. The agreement is aimed at reinforcing a deal co-signed by France and Germany in February 2015.