In 2016, the area of the ATO non-combat losses exceeded combat — defense

For the year 2016 non-combat losses in the zone of the Antiterrorist operation has exceeded the combat.

This is stated in the official reply of the Ministry of defense at the request of the journalist Alexey Bratushka. Response of the Ministry of defence he published on Facebook on Tuesday, January 10.

Thus, according to the defense Ministry, in the fighting in the ATO zone in 2016 has killed 211 people, and non-combat losses amounted to 256 people.

Including 63 suicide, 30 kills, 39 deaths from careless handling of a weapon and 58 deaths from illness, 18 in road accident, 10 — due to poisoning (alcohol, drugs, etc.), 29 – accidents, 4 — violation of security measures, 5 – other cases.

«Now preparing a request to the military Prosecutor’s office: how many perpetrators of non-combat losses was installed,» adds Bratuŝak.

We will remind, at the end of December 2016, the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios said that the loss of strength ATU per day of 29 December was 8 soldiers, 3 of them combat wounded, 5 non – combat losses (1 suicide, 4 by careless handling of a grenade RGD-5). «This is the war and its terrible consequences», — he said.

A year ago, in January of 2016, the Chairman of the Committee on national security and defense, MP of the faction «people’s front» Sergei Pashinsky said that «over the last three months, the number of non-combat losses exceeded combat.» The figures the Deputy is not voiced.

In June of the same year, Matios said in the two years since the beginning of the ATO (spring 2014) non-combat losses are 1294 troops, 405 of which is due to disease.

In August 2015, it was reported that since the beginning of ATO in Donbas (spring 2014) was recorded 136 cases of suicide of the Ukrainian military.

In December 2016, the chief of the General staff – chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko said that since the beginning of the antiterrorist operation as at the end of November 2016 in the Donbas killed 3 064 fighters from all law enforcement agencies, injured more than 10 thousand people.

In 2016, the area of the ATO non-combat losses exceeded combat — defense 11.01.2017

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