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70 border guards died since Donbas conflict began

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Petro Tsyhykal, the Head of Ukraine's Border Guard Service, 19 thousand military servicemen of the State Border Guard Service served in the Donbas conflict zone as of today
19:02, 2 April 2018

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From the beginning of battle actions on the territory of Donbas 70 military servicemen of Ukraine’s Border Guard Service died, 429 were injured and 5 went missing. Petro Tsyhykal, the Head of the Border Guard Service, said it in the interview “The State Border Guard Service has a military component and we continue its development” for 112.ua.  

“5 border guards went missing since the war began. Unfortunately, we cannot affirm whether they are alive or not, but before we have a clear understanding, the hope remains and we will consider them missing. For today we have 70 died and 429 injured,” he said.

Tsyhykal added, that as of today, 19 thousand military servicemen of the State Border Guard Service served in the Donbas conflict zone.

“We are at the level of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard of Ukraine in terms of the financial provision,” he added.

Earlier, 69 border guards died, 429 were injured and 5 went missing as of January.

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