The adviser to the interior Minister of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak declared that among the military personnel in the area of so-called anti-terrorist operation in the Donbass is still rampant drunkenness. It often happens that the abuse of alcohol leads to the death of the security forces.
In early June the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios cited data showing that non-combat losses of the Ukrainian army over the past two years amounted to almost 1300 people, from poisoning by drugs and alcohol died nearly 100 people.
In January of this year representatives of the armed forces of the Luhansk national Republic (LNR) reported that as a result of the abuse of alcohol in the conflict zone died 18 Ukrainian security forces. 16 of them suffocated in the house, another two froze to death in the trenches.