The Ukrainian government often reports losses in numbers different from those reported by the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics. Now we may have a hint of who we can believe.
“Losses. Here’s a document which refers to the amount of losses, signed by Gritsak and Avakov… The score is in thousands,” – writes Ravreba. – “At the same time Avakov signed up to the fact that the enemy suffered much smaller losses. How the number of 48 killed militiamen could be reconciled with daily reports of thousands of “killed terrorists” by Tymchuk is unclear. ”
The document states that the Ukrainian troops lost 1,600 people killed and 4,723 wounded from 9 to 15 July. Also, 35 tanks, 7 planes and two helicopters were lost.
According to the document, the militia lost 48 people killed and two tanks in the same period…
The Speaker for the Information Center of Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko announced on 15 July that for the entire period of the military operation in eastern Ukraine the casualties amounted to 258 killed, 922 wounded and 45 taken prisoner. Oops.