Ilovaisk tragedy: 366 soldiers killed, 429 wounded, 300 captured

Ilovaisk tragedy: 366 soldiers killed, 429 wounded, 300 captured

Investigators have found out that 366 soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed, 429 wounded and 300 captured during military operations near Ilovaisk in August 2014, according to a report by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.

"The treacherous murder of 366 Ukrainian soldiers was carried out, 429 sustained various wounds, and 300 were captured. The Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered significant losses of weapons and military equipment worth almost UAH 300 million," the statement reads.

According to investigators, on August 29, 2014, Russian troops, following instructions from the command of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, opened fire with heavy weapons on the columns of Ukrainian servicemen, together with three captured Russian paratroopers.

According to the findings of the Security Service of Ukraine, intelligence agencies and the joint staff of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), the critical ratio of Ukraine's military forces in the vicinity of Ilovaisk with the subunits of the Russian Armed Forces and representatives of the "DPR" and "LPR" terrorist organizations was: personnel - 1 to 18; tanks - 1 to 11; armored vehicles - 1 to 16; artillery - 1 to 15; Grad multiple rocket launchers - 1 to 24.

At the same time, the groups of the Russian Armed Forces along the eastern part of the state border of Ukraine included 35 battalion tactical groups, at least 45,100 servicemen, up to 160 tanks, 1,360 infantry fighting vehicles, 350 artillery units, 130 multiple rocket launchers, 192 combat aircraft, and 137 helicopters.


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