Not taking into account loss of life during the withdrawal from the encirclement near Ilovaisk, the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine has already claimed the lives of 837 Ukrainian servicemen and inflicted wounds on over 3,000, Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) information and analytical centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing on Thursday.
"According to official figures, as of September 4, 837 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 3,044 injured over the entire period of the ATO," he said. Lysenko said that these figures were based on proven facts, which were officially confirmed in due course.According to the spokesman, after the operation on the removal of Ukrainian troops from Ilovaisk casualty figures will be revised.
Over a night of September 3-4, the counterterrorism operation units killed more than 120 militants, the ATO press center informs on Facebook.
“Over the previous night, the counterterrorism operation units conducted active operations, as a result more than 120 militants were killed,” a statement reads. A significant increase in the number of attacks on our positions from the territory of the Russian Federation was also noted.