From the beginning of combat activity in Donbas, 46 military medics died. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed this during his visit of the 61st mobile medical unit in Mariupol, reports the press office of the Ukrainian President.
‘Almost four thousand military medics were directly involved in the provision of medical aid in the combat zone and at the forefront of defense. Unfortunately, not all of them returned from the battlefield – 46 military medics died. We bow our heads before medics, paramedics, nurses who gave their lives performing their military duty,’ Poroshenko noted.
Later, the memory of the diseased medics was honored with a minute of silence.
Earlier, Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko claimed that 2911 Ukranian militaries died, as a result of combat activity in Donbas.
At the beginning of June, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claimed that 240 children died, as a result of combat activities in the east of the country.