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 126 soldiers killed, 92 missed in action near Ilovaisk, - General Staff Chief adviser

As a result of the Ilovaisk tragedy, the Ukrainian armed forces lost 126 fighters, 92 are missing in action.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNN, this was announced by the adviser to the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Kavatsiuk on air of 5 Channel.

"We have confirmed accurate information about 126 fighters killed and 92 missing in action. Russia has more than 100 soldiers killed," Kavatsiuk siad.

According to him, final data on overall ATO losses is hard to get due to the fact volunteer units kept no records.

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"No one knew the size of volunteer units because they were not registered with any public authorities which kept records," he said.

According to the General Staff representative, it is impossible to ascertain the exact number of victims, since the area is under militants' control.

"Unfortunately, we do not know the names of those who are still in captivity, and those who are missing," Kavatsiuk added.

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