‘Our 79th brigade lost three warriors. Two of them died from injuries on the front-line. They were from Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions, Mykolaiv region joins you in mourning,’ Savchenko claimed.
In early June, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated that around 240 children died since the Donbas conflict began.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that more than 2,900 Ukrainian soldiers died in Donbas from the beginning of the hostilities.
Besides, the UN reported that approximately 3,000 civilians died in eastern Ukraine from the beginning of combat actions, including those 298 people died as a result of the crash of MH17 in 2014.
Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. The aircraft carried 298 people; no one survived. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster.