"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.
"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.