Extremist OUN posts evidence of massive Ukrainian army losses in Debaltsevo

by Systematic

Destroyed Ukrainian APC in the Debaltsevo cauldron (Babay ‏@Truth_Seeker_11)

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists published photographic evidence of the massive losses of the Ukrainian army in the Debaltsevo cauldron. This information is contrary to the statements by Kiev that there was no “cauldron” and losses were minimal. In turn, the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Ukraine has accused the government of deliberately concealing the real number of those killed in Debaltsevo.

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) on Wednesday (April 29) published photographs of the bodies of dozens of fighters of the National Guard [broken link] (18+) who died during the events in the Debaltsevo cauldron. It proved to be radical photographic evidence of what happened to the Ukrainian military surrounded by the militia of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. More than 200 photographs were published. After a while, the site became unavailable.

Military officials of the extremist OUN accused Ukraine of criminal inaction. According to the radicals, the commanders of the ATO did not prevent the loss of fighters in one of the hot spots of Donbass, and now have no help for the families of dead soldiers. “The Ukrainian authorities are silent on the heroism of our brothers, pretending that in Debaltsevo everything was under control. It’s a lie! Volunteer battalions were abandoned by the General Staff and the ATO command, with army commanders hiding cowardly behind them when they were first cast under fire”, – it was stated by the organization.

We add that the Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Ukraine accused authorities of deliberately hiding the real number of deaths in Debaltsevo. This is said in a statement released on Wednesday on the website of the organization. “No one has any doubt that Poroshenko and his associates conceal the death toll in the area of ​​the ATO, thereby violating the rights of family members of the fallen and burdening the weary waiting of those who still have not received information about the fate of their loved ones,” – it’s said in the statement.

According to the latest official data, voiced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, in the battle for Debaltsevo were killed 66 soldiers, and more than 300 were injured. Recall that on February 18 Debaltsevo  passed completely under the control of the DPR militia units. In late February, the head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko said that the militia finished “cleaning” Debaltsevo and the surrounded Ukrainian law enforcers had lost a whole 3-3.5 thousand soldiers. Killed.

In turn, the official representative of the General Staff of Ukraine Vladyslav Seleznev said that during the exit from the Debaltsevo area were killed 19 Ukrainian military, the fate of 12 is unknown, and more than 130 security officials were injured. However, the Ukrainian soldier Dmitry Scherbachuk of the battalion “Kievan Rus” said in late February that the corpses of Ukrainian soldiers have still not been taken away from the battlefield. […]


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