This information was told by the head of the Main Personnel Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko. From his statement to the Ukrainian press:
From the beginning of the ATO and from the beginning of the occupation of the Crimea, our losses amounted to 1915 people, including fighting ones - 1757. Sanitary losses - 7053 man, of which combat - 5747. Missing today is considered 271 soldier APU. Unfortunately, today 76 soldiers are held captive.
The other day, the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Muzhenko, reported that 20 "misguided" military commissars had been sent to the "ATO" zone. This is yet another proof that the Ukrainian authorities see the operation in the Donbass solely as an opportunity to punish the “penalty box”. Earlier, the head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration G. Moskal stated that he was sending smugglers caught at the border to the ATO.