More than 2750 of the Ukrainian military, including almost 2,400 soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU), were killed during the conflict in the Donbass. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the message published on the website by his press service.
Poroshenko said that the dead soldiers “gave their lives for Ukraine to be saved. For every scrap of his native land,” — said the President of Ukraine.
12 September it became known that Kyiv has information about the 3.8 thousand Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers killed during the armed conflict in the Donbass.
In August, Poroshenko said that during the armed conflict in the Donbass killed more than 10 thousand Ukrainians.
The armed conflict in the Donbass began in the spring of 2014 after the attempt of the new Kiev authorities the power to suppress speech in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.