Since the beginning of anti-terrorist operation 200 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 619 were wounded
July 2, 2014
Since the beginning of the ATO in Eastern Ukraine there were 200 killed and 619 wounded soldiers that were involved in the elimination of terrorist groups.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, the news was reported by spokesman of National Security Council Andrei Lysenko today at a briefing in Kiev Information Center.
According to him the mentioned number includes: 150 members of the Armed Forces, 7 members of Ukrainian Security Service, 6 frontier guards, 13 soldiers of the National Guard and 24 police officers.
Lysenko also pointed out that since the beginning of Truce there were 5 killed and 31 ingured soldiers that participated in ATO.
As UNIAN informed earlier, ATO in Lugansk and Donetsk regions began on April 15. Late at night on June 30 President Poroshenko took decision to suspend the ceasefire regime in Donbas, that had been introduced since June 20. During those 10 days pro-Russian fighters didn’t stop attacking checkpoints of Ukrainian soldiers and frontier guards.