69 border guards died since the beginning of the armed Donbas Conflict. President Petro Poroshenko claimed this at his speech dedicated to 14th anniversary of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
Totally 18 000 border guards are involved in the armed conflict and 793 of them got the state awards.
'Almost 18 000 border guards passed the probation through the military actions in the East of our state and our fight against Russian aggressor. I want to say that I am as the president and governance of our state highly appreciate the heroic and highly professional actions of the officers of the border guard service. 793 border guards got the state awards. 69 border guards died defending their native land. I propose to honor their memory by the moment of silence', he claimed.