Ukraine has lost 2 thousand 533 military in the process of military confrontation in the Donbass, said the head of the country's Petro Poroshenko during the ceremony of taking a solemn oath of the students of the military Lyceum named after Bogun in Kiev.
"I ask everyone to honor the memory… 2 533 thousand of the military lost their lives (in the Donbass) ", – quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
"for two and a half years of the antiterrorist operation it was attended by about 280 thousand, of which 266 thousand has Already received the status of combatants, more than 10 thousand state awards ", Greg said Poroshenko. At the end of summer Poroshenko said on 2504 victims of war in the Donbass. In March, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the military conflict in the Donbass almost 2, 5 thousand Ukrainian soldiers. However, as said the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios, the Ukrainian military has missed due to non-combat losses in the Donbas three regiments – more than 1 million People. From mid-April 2014 Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. According to the UN at the beginning of June 2016, at least 9, 3 thousand People lost their lives and 21, 5 thousand were injured Since the beginning of the confrontation in the Donbass.