Ukrainian military and representatives of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) almost simultaneously announced their combat losses in the Donbas since the beginning of the year. And, according to the militia, the loss of the APU exceeded them by more than two times.
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian defense Ministry said that since the beginning of 2017 in the hot spot killed about 120 military, reports “Interfax”.
“Irrevocable losses of ATO forces amounted to at least 121 soldier. Of them 117 that members of the Armed forces of the country”, – said the Agency.
With less than a month ago the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak estimated the loss of the APU in the Donbas since the beginning of the year about a hundred people.
In turn, the Ministry of defence DND stated that their losses since the beginning of the year did not exceed 50 people. At the same time in Donetsk said that the Kiev understated its losses.
“They have since the beginning of the year for 200, even 300 people dead, about 800-900 wounded”, – said the Deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin.