Donetsk, Jan 30 – DAN. Ukrainian army lost at least 25 servicemen killed and 40 wounded in 24 hours in attempts to take over DPR positions and in friendly fire, said DPR Operations Command deputy commander Colonel Eduard Basurin said speaking at a news briefing.

"Ukraine lost over 25 servicemen in killed and over 40 in wounded in 24 hours."

Basurin said the enemy suffered losses in attempts to take over DPR positions in Avdeyevka industrial area. Dis-coordination among Ukrainian army commanders and the resulting mortar friendly fire also contributed to the losses.

"We also received reports that artillery shells detonated killing all crews of two Giatsint-B 152mm self-propelled howitzers that were shelling Makeyevka civilians," Basurin said. *ot