According to official data, during the war on the Donbass have already been killed 800 security forces in the ATO zone. The wounded are also dying beyond in hospitals. There is no account to dead among civilians. Losses from the Ukrainian side can be estimated 1.5 thousand people; – figures give correspondents of the edition […]
According to official data, during the war on the Donbass have already been killed 800 security forces in the ATO zone. The wounded are also dying beyond in hospitals. There is no account to dead among civilians. Losses from the Ukrainian side can be estimated 1.5 thousand people; – figures give correspondents of the edition “New time”.
Journalists also tried to count victims from LPR and DPR sides.
“Hundreds of them simply sprinkled in the East of the country, with the numbers on the anonymous plates, or considered as missed, like our journalist Maxim Butchenko’s brother, originally from Lugansk region, which went to fight for the so-called LPR and three weeks there is no connection with him “, say the journalists.
Throughout the week, representatives of publications were trying to collect estimates of the dead from the separatists. The figures indicated by 1.5-3 thousand people.
During 4 months in the East of Ukraine were killed about 4-5 thousand people. The tempo is being estimated significantly higher than in Afghanistan.
According to the Russian politician and the founder of the group Cargo 200 Elena Vasilyeva, the death toll is up to 1 thousand people.
“On 1 September on the territory of Russia from Ukraine came about 15 trucks with hundreds of bodies of Russian soldiers who died in the confrontation with the Ukrainians”, suggests publication the information from Vasilyeva.
In Russia has been created a website lostivan.ru that collects information about the wounded and the dead of the Russian militaries in Ukraine. As soon as the site began to work, there were a list of more than 60 dead Russians with names and photos.
According to the advisor of the Minister of defense Alexander Danyluk, there are killed more than two thousand Russians in Ukraine. Thus, the total number of the dead from both sides can reach 4-5 thousand people.
At that time, as during the USSR war in Afghanistan officially died 15 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers. Unofficially, according to the investigation, carried out by the officers of the General staff, about 26 thousand people (the war also destroyed 10% of Afghanistan’s population, but these indicators worried the Soviet statistic less).
However, it is the number of dead in Afghanistan for 10 years (!) war. In the East of Ukraine for 4 months, thousands of people died, probably about 4-5 thousand people; a tempo is significantly higher than in Afghanistan.
Russian military journalist Arkady Babchenko calls the war in Ukraine “very intense and very bloody war, which is comparable or even exceeds the most intense fighting in Grozny”.