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Ukraine's 1,541 military killed, 6,226 wounded in Donbas fightings — General Headquarters

March 06, 2015, 16:44 UTC+3 KIEV

The General Headquarters reports 201 military in captivity, the losses of armoured vehicles make 968 units

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KIEV, 6 March. /TASS/. From beginning of the military actions in Donbas, Ukraine’s 1,541 military were killed and 6,226 were wounded, acting speaker of the Ukrainian General Headquarters Vladislav Seleznev told reporters on Friday.

Among the victims, 1,223 were the military of the Armed Forces, 132 — staff of the National Guard, 101 — staff of the Interior Ministry, 63 border guards, seven staff members of the Security Service and 15 staff members of the Emergency Situations Service.

"Presently, at hospital are 501 military, where 13 are badly wounded," he said confirming different data and explained it by "the necessity to identify exactly those killed."

The General Headquarters reports 201 in captivity; the losses of armoured vehicles make 968 units.

The UN report on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine reads: "Between 1 December 2014 and 15 February 2015, at least 1,012 people were killed and at least 3,793 were wounded in the conflict area of eastern Ukraine. Due to the dramatic escalation of hostilities (13 January - 15 February), at least 842 deaths were reported, including at least 359 civilians. Of at least 3,410 reported wounded during this period, at least 916 were civilians. From mid-April 2014 to 15 February 2015, at least 5,665 people (including at least 375 women9 and 63 children) were killed and at least 13,961 (including at least 630 women10 and 159 children) were wounded. These totals include Ukrainian armed forces (at least 1,756 killed and 5,505 wounded); 298 from flight MH-17; and casualties reported by medical establishments: at least 2,420 killed and 4,919 wounded in the Donetsk region, and at least 1,185 killed and 3,573 wounded in the Luhansk region. Casualties reported by medical establishments include civilians and some members of the armed groups11."

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