The Ukrainian army after the signing of the Minsk agreements began to lose ten times less soldiers and officers in the area of confrontation in the Donbass, said the Secretary of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.
"The Minsk agreement does not provide answers to all problems, but it is a chance by minimal loss to stop military aggression. When we look at the statistics of losses of the Ukrainian military power before and after the signing of the Minsk agreements, we will see that we started to lose in signing up dozens of times less of our soldiers and officers, " - said Turchinov on Thursday at a security forum in Kiev.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 2 thousand people. In mid-February 2015 Deputy commander of the headquarters of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Basurin said that at the time he killed over 3 thousand Ukrainian security forces.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass were discussed, and among them, in the process meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
the results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four sub-working groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict.