More than 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in fighting in Donbas in the past 24 hours, deputy head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) militia Eduard Basurin said Sunday.
“The losses of the military structures of the Ukrainian government in the past 24 hours were as follows: 11 tanks, eight of which were destroyed and three were captured… nine units of artillery, 11 cars. When it comes to personnel, 45 people were killed,” Basurin said.
In the past 22 days of battle, a total of 2,056 Ukrainian soldiers have died in the past, according to Basurin. In addition, Ukraine’s government-led forces have lost three aircraft, one helicopter 168 tanks, 124 units of field artillery and 94 cars.
Eleven members of the militia have been killed, while 29 sustained injuries, the DPR official added.