Ukraine commemorates third anniversary of Ilovaisk tragedy
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine officially reported about 366 Ukrainian servicemen killed in the so-called "Ilovaisk pocket" late in August 2014, 429 soldiers were wounded, and another 300 people became prisoners of war. At the same time, according to Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko, over 1,000 people were killed near Ilovaisk. Former commander of the Donbas Battalion, incumbent MP Semen Semenchenko also confirmed this death toll. In turn, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the information about a thousand killed soldiers was false.