“The information on a great number of our soldiers killed in yesterday’s battles is not true,” Lysenko said.
He said 45 Ukrainian soldiers have been captured by militiamen. The Council had no data on captured civilians.
According to Lysenko, 14 cases have been registered over the past day when Ukrainian army roadblocks were shelled.
During the military operation, conducted since mid-April, Kiev has used armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation. According to Ukraine’s Health Ministry, 478 civilians have been killed and 1,392 wounded in it. Many buildings have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have had to flee Ukraine’s war-torn Southeast.