Combat losses of personnel military power of Ukraine in the Donbass in the last period of time has decreased considerably, said the chief of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko during the conversation, published in first day of the week.
"Our losses have fallen significantly. If they previously were 5-10 people a day, for the entire period From the beginning of October we lost as much as you previously could lose for a day or two. I'm talking about combat losses, " he said.
According to Murzenko, ceasefire, provided Minsk agreements, in General, respected." The fire From that side is mostly provocative. Often just in our direction, sometimes With nedelyami, happens in the gaps between combat orders. Often Fire on our positions is carried out precisely. This is done With one purpose - to provoke the Ukrainian side to respond. Thereby will be able to accuse Ukraine of disrupting the Minsk agreements ", - said Muzhenko.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year started against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process ended on 12 November.