Militants kill almost 10,000 Ukrainians in ATO zone in two years - Koval

Militants kill almost 10,000 Ukrainians in ATO zone in two years - Koval

The militants together with the Russian military have killed about 10,000 Ukrainians, another 20,000 were injured within two years since the start of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, First Deputy Secretary of NSDC of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval told a meeting of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of Poland, Ukrinform reports.

"For more than 2 years our country has been the target of the Russian aggression. During this time, the militants and their Russian masters have killed 10,000 Ukrainians, over 20,000 have been injured," said Koval.

In addition, the official said that about two million citizens of Ukraine were forced to temporarily leave their homes. However, he reminded the international partners that Russia continues to wage "hybrid warfare" today in Ukraine. Moreover, Russia continues to implement its plans for destroying Ukrainian independence and return of our country to "its geostrategic orbit."


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