Ukraine official reports on number of suicides among troops in Donbas

10:40, 21 February 2018
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According to him, there is "a very sad statistics of suicides among people who have been on a mission in the area of hostilities in Donbas for a long time. On average, it's two or three people a week. It's those who are in the ATO zone," Matios said, according to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

Read alsoATO HQ comments on another non-combat loss in DonbasHe added that over 500,000 people had already taken part in battles in eastern Ukraine.

"Meanwhile, world statistics says that up to 80% of them [troops who have taken part in combat missions] have some signs of a post-traumatic stress disorder, which results in family violence, aggression, and rejection of peaceful life," Matios said.

As reported earlier, a soldier was recently found hanged at a Poltava-based military hospital.

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