'Since the beginning of the aggression, Ukraine's Armed Forces lost 3, 332 persons, including 2, 394 battle casualties and 938 non-battle-related deaths.
The minister noted that the car accidents, diseases, violations of the safety rules, suicides and alcohol consumption became the main causes of the non-battle-related deaths.
As we reported 2, 378 Ukrainian military servicemen, including 4 women have died in the east of Ukraine since the beginning of the Donbas conflict. During this time, 138 children were killed and 1,399 women have become widows.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in 2017 Ukraine lost almost 200 soldiers. 191 fighters have been credited as ‘irrecoverable casualties’. This number includes those who were either killed or gone missing in action, as well as POWs. Another 174 were wounded in the way that rendered them unable to continue the active military service.