"Attempting to cover up their bloody crimes always makes tyrants forbid telling the truth. Aggression, fear, and lies have become the essence of Putin's regime. Concealing military casualties is a demonstration of treating soldiers in a humiliating manner, as cannon fodder, and the parents of deceased - as silent slaves," he said.
According to the NSDC secretary, the phrase "military casualties in peacetime" is a nonsense for the Russian Federation: "Because since the occupation of Crimea, Russia has been continuously waging an undeclared war and suffering combat losses."
"Russia's propaganda and government have classified all casualties the country suffered during its aggression in the Donbas. Putin will resort to the same tactics to conceal losses at war in the Middle East," Oleksandr Turchynov stated.
"This is the essence of tyrants who fear their own people and hide the truth about their bloody crimes," he concluded, adding the bloodier the regime is, the scarier its end, "and Russia won't be an exception."