Non-combat losses of Ukrainian Army in 2017 amount to 98 people

Last year, irreversible non-battle casualties of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas amounted to 98 dead servicemen, according to the response of the Ministry of Defense to an inquiry from news channel. In addition, 178 servicemen were injured under non-combat circumstances in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation- acronym used for Ukrainian military operation in the Donbas) zone in 2017.

As of December 18, the irreversible losses of the Ukrainian army since the beginning of 2017 totaled 191 soldiers, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated. Irreversible losses include those killed in battles, missing persons and prisoners, the General Staff clarified.

In October 2017, the General Staff of the Armed Forces stated that since the beginning of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO), the battle casualties of the Ukrainian Armed forces amounted to 10,710 soldiers, 2,333 of whom were irreversible.

The remaining 8,377 were medical casualties, that is, those wounded and injured as a result of hostilities. Apart from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, troops from Ukraine’s National Guard, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), as well as the fighters of voluntary battalions were killed in the ATO.

In 2016, battle casualties of the Ukrainian army amounted to 211 soldiers, while non-battle losses accounted for 256 people.

  Armed Forces of Ukraine, Donbas, War in Ukraine