This was reported by ‘Ukrainska pravda’.
“2269 servicemen died to protect Ukraine from Russian aggression”, said the President.
He also mentioned that 121 thousand Ukrainian servicemen received the status of participants of military hostilities.
Poroshenko also stressed that the level of efficiency of Ukrainian army significantly increased when compared to the one as of 2014.
As reported by the UN, more than 9 thousand people (among them – Ukrainian soldiers, civilians, and members of illegal armed formations) died as a result of military hostilities in Donbas. Over 20 thousand people suffered injuries.
According to the Red Cross, more than 1000 people in Donbas are considered missing.