Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded on Monday in the deadliest day for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in two months, RBC-Ukraine reported.
"In the past 24 hours, as a result of military operations, seven Ukrainian servicemen died and 14 were injured," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters.
"Things have escalated for the simple reason that this is what [the separatists] want. They do not want to live in peace,” Lysenko added.
Monday had the highest death toll for Ukrainian soldiers since May 24th, when seven servicemen were killed.