Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko declares that during the fighting in the area lost his life about 3 thousand Ukrainian military.
in her expressions, which leads to Ukrainian Agency, one year of conflict in the East of Ukraine lost his life about 3 thousand Ukrainian fighters, Ukrainian 163, Of which 99 Soldiers, soldiers of volunteer battalions and battalions of the National guard of Ukraine, as well as 64 civilians, remain in captivity by the militias. Ten more Ukrainian prisoners detained in prisons of the Russian Federation.
"similarly, in the list of missing persons we have 800 people. Of these, 396 Soldiers, Authorized law enforcement, 404 civilians " - quoted Gerashchenko Agency. She stated that over the years managed to release From captivity 2, 911 thousand.
According to Gerashchenko, despite the "regime of silence" in the Donbass in the end, the Soldiers are dying from mines, not from heavy weapons. For this reason, the clearance areas after military action is now for the Government challenge, said the Commissioner.
at the end of summer the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that about 2, 1, thousands of Ukrainian soldiers have died in the process of hostilities in the Donbass.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 7, 9 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.