Deputy chief of staff of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin called the false message of the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko About the losses of Ukrainian armed forces near debaltseve.
before Muzhenko in a statement released on 7 August an interview to Ukrainian magazine said 25 Ukrainian soldiers have lost their lives at the exit of Debaltsevo in Donbass, in General, for the period of operations in this city in February, lost his life 56 military.
"About the falsity of the statement Muzhenko says the fact that during the 1st week of March, us-brokered voluntary organizations to the Ukrainian side were transferred to the body 81 of the Ukrainian serviceman who lost his life under Debaltsevo. And It's much more figures announced by Majenko ", - quotes the expression Basurin.
Basurin also emphasizes that "only on February 18, the day when, According to Poroshenko, was completed "orderly withdrawal" of branches of armed forces from Debaltseve boiler, killed 40 and wounded 50 security forces."
"We offered then the Ukrainian authorities to abandon resistance and to save the lives of his soldiers, but they didn't want. This led to the fact that under Debaltsevo lost his life about 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers, " he said.
in the area of Debaltsevo in the middle of February there were clashes between security forces and militias. The militia said about the environment of a large group of security forces in Debaltsevo, according to their information, the Ukrainian military was massively surrendered. The self-proclaimed head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko said About death in the environment under Debaltsevo 3 thousand security forces. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that when you exit from debaltseve died 19 Ukrainian military, 135 received damage of health, nine people were captured.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus On stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes On decentralization of power And the consolidation of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".