Donetsk, Mar 24 - DAN. Seven Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen have been killed in the fighting to liberate the Republic’s territory from Ukrainian gunmen over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“Most regrettably, seven defenders have  been killed in the line of duty over the past 24 hours,” Basurin said adding that another 24 militiamen had been wounded.

Clashes are ongoing in Mariupol, Maryinka, Ugledar and on the Yasinovataya axis. *jk