The DNR told why Kiev underestimates the combat losses of the army

DONETSK, 29 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Deputy commander of the operational command of the self-proclaimed DND Eduard Bacurin does not exclude that the number of non-combat losses of the army of Kiev includes fighting to avoid paying compensation to relatives of the Ukrainian security forces.

Earlier, the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoliy Matios said that in 2014, more than 10 thousand military died and were wounded not because of the fighting in the Donbass. Matios believes the reason for such huge losses violation of the military Charter and negligent attitude to the service. The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak explained losses in the Ukrainian army diseases, a violation of the security measures and the use of alcohol.

“It is not excluded that the mentioned 10 thousand non-combat losses included combat losses over the years of senseless war, in order to rule the promised payments to the families of the victims and care officers from liability… Who was “lucky” commanders blamed them for the combat losses and their relatives have received compensation, and those who do not just sent home in boxes or wheelchairs,” he told reporters on Sunday, Eduard Basurin.

However, he noted that the military Prosecutor of Ukraine, these non-combat losses of the security forces in the Donbass is closer to the truth than voiced earlier figures.

After reports of the military Prosecutor Matios, the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine said that since the beginning of military operations in the Donbass combat losses of the AFU amounted to 10 thousand 710 soldiers, among them irrecoverable — 2 thousand 333 military, another 8 thousand 377 security forces were wounded or injured.
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