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 Interior Ministry, National Guard casualties in ATO make 308 soldiers killed, 1228 - wounded, - Minister Avakov

Official statistics does not include those killed Ukrainian heroes who did not have time to obtain corresponding documents and enlist in the Interior Ministry and the National Guard.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote in his Censor.NET blog, recalling the feat of Ukrainian heroes on the occasion of the second anniversary of setting up volunteer battalions.

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"In these two years, Interior Ministry and National Guard units' casualties make:

- 308 killed fighters, including 205 from volunteer battalions (108 national guards from Donbas, Azov, Serhii Kulchytskyi battalions, 97 - from Interior Ministry battalions);
- 1228 injured soldiers, including 701 from volunteer battalions;
- 41 - missing in action;
- 10 - in captivity (according to our information)," Avakov published official casualty figures.

Watch more: "Without waiting for call-up papers, they took up arms to repel aggressor," - Ukraine marks volunteer battalions anniversary. VIDEO

"It's unfair and unjust to keep quiet about those guys who gave their lives and health in this war! It's vile to downplay their feat! For someone it seems uncomfortable to remember all this in a routine of peaceful life of the capital and other cities. But we need to remember it - simply because the war is still going on and nothing is over. And we should not to get used to the fact that we live a peaceful life, and someone is fighting there, away from you," he concluded.
 
 
 
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