Ukraine presents new data on losses near Ilovaisk
According to these data, 220 Ukrainian security officials from various units of the armed forces died in the Ilovaisk boiler, 40 are missing. Another 44 people were injured and 13 were captured by the LDNR forces.
At the same time, it is especially emphasized that these data do not include losses among the so-called "dobrobats" - nationalist armed groups.
Recall that earlier the then commander of the national battalion "Donbass" and the leaders of other extremist groups banned in the Russian Federation, Semyon Semenchenko, stated that near Ilovaisk, the total losses of Ukraine amounted to about 2 thousand people. Until now, there is no exact data from officials on the total number of casualties near Ilovaisk in August 2014.
At the same time, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine asserts that Ukrainian military personnel were fired upon by enemy forces during the exit through the humanitarian corridor. Recall that the LDNR militia organized such a corridor for the exit of Ukrainian security forces from the boiler.
About the losses among the fighters of the militia of the Donetsk People's Republic during the operation near Ilovaisk, exact data are not announced.
Recall that earlier in Ukraine the concept of "Ilovaisky cauldron" was ignored. Along with the hit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the national battalions in the Debaltsevo cauldron, the failure near Ilovaisk was called "a bridgehead with a withdrawal to previously prepared positions." Not everyone was able to retreat to these "prepared positions", or, as Mr. Klitschko says, "not only everyone."
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