Ukrainian Donbas battalion commander: 1,000 dead in Ilovaysk operation



2014/09/27 • War in the Donbas

Article by: Peter Dutczyn

Semen Semenchenko, commander of the special battalion Donbas, has said that according to information available to him, Ukrainian military lost over 1,000 people near Ilovaysk, the site of fierce fighting between the security operation troops and separatists in Donetsk Region, the Ukrayinska Pravda website reported on 26 September.

He said this in Dnipropetrovsk on 26 September, Radio Liberty reported.

Semenchenko said that the Minsk agreements between Ukraine and armed separatists in Donbass are not being honoured. The total number of the Ilovaysk casualties among Ukrainian servicemen exceeds 1,000, according to his information.

Donbas lost 45 servicemen, 128 were injured. Fifteen more members are considered missing.


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