Ilovaisk tragedy victims commemorated in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Today is the third anniversary of the tragic events; soldiers and victims’ relatives demand to complete the investigation
14:45, 28 August 2017

Ilovaisk tragedy victims were commemorated at Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Ilovaisk tragedy. It was reported by the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel from the scene.

The event was attended by relatives of the deceased, missing people and the soldiers who took part in the operation. A few dozen of participants of the meeting who gathered, insisted on an objective investigation of the tragedy.

"Today we hold a Memorial Event. Today, the relatives, mothers, wives of the dead and missing during the Ilovaisk tragedy gathered here, and there are also soldiers who participated in that operation. Dozens of people gathered. One of the requirements is not only to remember the fallen and missing, but also to achieve justice and objective completion of the investigation of the events that occurred three years ago at Ilovaisk, "the correspondent reports.

Related: Russian troops – main culprits of 2014 Ilovaisk tragedy, - Ukraine’s deputy minister of occupied areas

As it was reported earlier Ukraine submitted information on Battle of Ilovaisk to the International Criminal Court. Also, Ukraine furnishes proofs on aggressive war held by Russia against Ukraine.

The Ukrainian militaries controlled the major part of Ilovaisk on August 18, 2014. But they were enveloped after the invasion of the Russian troops on August 23-24. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin appealed to the Russia-backed militants to make the humanitarian corridor for the Ukrainian troops on August 29. The Ukrainian militaries began to leave the city on August 30 but the militants shot them. According to the Ministry of Defense, 108 Ukrainian soldiers died and more than 100 were injured and captivated. According to the Military Attorney, 366 militaries died and 429 were injured.

The General Staff reported that this operation was not the breakthrough from the entrapment but the withdrawal under the guarantees of Russia.

Related: 45,000 Russian soldiers, 160 tanks were at Ukraine’s border during Ilovaisk battle

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