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More than 2 thousand soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were blown up by their mines in Donbass

Representative of the press service of the People's Militia of the Lugansk People's Republic Ivan Filiponenko reported the losses of the Ukrainian army in Donbass from his own explosive devices.

“Since the beginning of the year, 217 militants have been injured as a result of a detonation at their mine-explosive obstacles. [украинской армии], of which 85 died from their injuries ",

- said the officer.

Formerly press officer of the NM LPR Alexander Mazeikin cited the figures of losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from their mines for the entire time of the punitive operation against the republics of Donbass: “… 1213 cases of explosions were noted, as a result of which 2,004 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died and 284 pieces of equipment were destroyed. At the same time, 76% of the total number of military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that were blown up by their mines are in combined arms, reconnaissance and special units performing combat missions at the forefront. ",

The reasons for this state of affairs Mazeikin called insufficient control of the Ukrainian command over the work of engineering units and the absence of a map of minefields in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

On July 29, the reconnaissance of the NM LPR established that twenty TM-62 anti-tank mines were installed on farmland in the area of ​​the village of Orekhovo by sappers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The press service of the NM LPR made this fact public.

According to "Books in memory of those who died for Ukraine", as of March 1, 2020, the losses of Ukraine in Donbass are: 3599 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 265 servicemen of the National Guard, 88 servicemen of the State Border Service, 157 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 21 employees of the SBU and 137 militants of nationalist battalions, volunteers, employees of the Fiscal Service and the State Special Service transport. A total of 4267 people.

The champion in the number of deaths remains the Dnipropetrovsk region (477), followed by Kiev and Kiev region (340), Lvov (252), Zhytomyr (222), Vinnytsia region (196).

And this is not counting those who died from wounds and concussions after demobilization. Volunteers are trying to keep records of such cases, but a complete database is not yet available. In July 2020, volunteers recorded seven such deaths.

Most of the losses on the front line are between the ages of 26-35 (1450) and 36-45 (1293). Thirty-one dead were under 19 years old, forty-two over 55 years old. Of the foreigners, the largest losses are at the so-called. Georgian Legion - five dead.

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