The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the military operations in the South-East of Ukraine lost his life 1, 8 thousand Ukrainian soldiers and 7 thousand civilians.
"This is a Catastrophe, and a Catastrophe not only for mothers, but for the whole country. Disaster for each of the families who lost 1800 soldiers, for each of the families who lost nearly 7,000 civilian ", - informs news Agency the message Poroshenko Recalling his interview with the BBC. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand People. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.