More than 90 Ukrainian soldiers captured on Debaltseve bridgehead - Joint Staff

The militants resorted to another provocation today being unable to announce their military successes in the battles with the Armed Forces of Ukraine – they demonstrated captured Ukrainian soldiers.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"The enemy information warfare overstates the number of killed and captured Ukrainian servicemen. More than 90 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were captured when they engaged in the battle with superior forces of the enemy in one of the sectors of the Debaltseve bridgehead's frontline.

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"The Joint Staff is also currently trying to locate 82 missing soldiers. A certain force is involved in search of the missing persons. In addition, we requested assistance of the OSCE special monitoring mission observers, members of the joint centre for control over the demarcation line as well as other governmental and non-governmental organizations.

"Coming out of the Debaltseve, the Ukrainian military detained several dozen militants who are now bear testimony of their illegal activities as part of the terrorist groups.

"Unfortunately, we lost 13 soldiers during redeployment as a result of the heavy shelling by the Russian artillery; 157 servicemen received injuries of varying severity. The vast majority of our soldiers were sent to military hospitals where they are currently receiving medical treatment," the agency noted.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n325375