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More than 90 servicemen captured, 82 missing

February 19, 2015

The General Headquarters report about withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from encirclement in Debaltsevo

More than 90 servicemen captured, 82 missing

More than 90 Ukrainian servicemen were captured in Debaltsevo bridgehead. 82 militants are missing as for now.

This information was published on the official website of Defense Ministry with reference to the press service of the General Staff.

It is mentioned that in the information war the enemy deliberately overestimates the number of Ukrainian servicemen that were killed and taken prisoners.

Officially more that 90 servicemen were taken prisoners. The General Staff searches 82 missing servicemen. In addition, they appealed to representatives of OSCE, members of the joint center for control of the demarcation line and other non-governmental organizations.

According to preliminary data, during the withdrawal of troops 13 servicemen were killed and 157 were wounded.

However, volunteers and other activists state that the number of victims is larger. The total number of losses will be informed later.

According to calculations of experts, until the time of withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve terrorists fighters launched vast number of shells – 580 kg per each Ukrainian soldier.

19-02 Situation in Eastern Ukraine

Source: unian.ua


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