Poltorak: 173 Ukrainian servicemen killed in Donbas since early 2016

Source : 112 Ukraine

Over 12,000 ceasefire violations reported since then, - Ukraine’s Defence Minister
21:43, 6 October 2016

Defence ministers of Ukraine and Sweden Stepan Poltorak and Dennis Gulenspore met in Kyiv on Thursday and gave a common briefing. Poltorak released some information regarding the developments in Donbas conflict.

‘As of today, Russia continues the policy of conflict escalation. Since early 2016, Russian occupant forces have violated the truce over 12,000 times, which led to deaths of 173 Ukrainian servicemen. 6,000 Russian troops are being illegally stationed in Ukraine now’, the defense minister said.

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