The President said the number of dead soldiers since the conflict began in the Donbass

Президент назвал число погибших военных с начала конфликта на Донбассе

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the conflict in the Donbass killed almost 3 thousand of Ukrainian servicemen. He said this on Tuesday, February 19, during a speech in the Verkhovna Rada, reports “Bagnet”.

“2949 soldiers gave their lives for us to have the ability to change the state, and we don’t lose this chance”, — said the head of state.

1 February the chief of environmental safety management and mine action of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Maxim Komissarov said that during the hostilities in the Donbas killed about 2.5 thousand of civilians. According to him, among the victims were 242 children.