President Poroshenko: 415 paratroopers killed during ATO

02.08.2016 14:40 378

During the time of conduct of an anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, a total of 415 paratroopers didn't return home from combat missions and were killed in battles with Russian-backed militants.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this during solemn events dedicated to the Day of airborne troops of Ukraine’s Armed Forces in Zhytomyr, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“A total of 415 infantrymen didn’t return from combat missions and were killed in fierce battles with Russian aggressor,” the President said and appealed to those present to hold minute's silence to honor the memory of fallen soldiers.


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