He said this in an interview at ICTV Channel, Censor.NET reports.
"If you look at the number of dead soldiers, as of today 125 died during the anti-terrorist measures. Among them 96 are the military of Ukraine, 22 - law enforcement officers, border guards and officers of Security Service of Ukraine," Yarema said.
"Mostly they were killed being on a plane or helicopter, or when they slept. But very few were killed in a fighting, in contrast to the terrorists. This demonstrates that professional level of our army and the National Guard is extremely high," Yarema said.
At the same time, Yarema emphasized that the authorities have to make organizational conclusions regarding the safety during transporting people and their protection, since most soldiers were killed in airplanes and helicopters.