18 Ukrainian servicemen died during fulfilling duties this year

17:08, 29 November 2007
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109 cases of violence against younger conscripts were registered

In the year 2007, 18 Ukrainian military men died during fulfilling their duties.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Headquarters chief Serhiy Kyrychenko disclosed this to a press conference today.

“This year, unfortunately, we failed to save 18 servicemen, who died during fulfilling their duties”, S.Kyrylenko disclosed, adding that 4 officers, 6 military men who served on contract, and 8 draftees died this year.

He emphasized that this figure is much less than that in the previous year, but the Defense Ministry understands that every death is a tragedy for the family and commanders.

“Next year we will try to render maximally impossible deaths of military men while fulfilling their duties”, S.Kyrychenko.

At the same time, he pointed out that 62 military men died this year not at work – on vacation, as a result of traffic accidents, there were suicides, or deaths by accident.

S.Kyrychenko disclosed that during the year, 109 cases of violence against younger conscripts in the army were registered, out of which in 18 cases conscripts were injured.

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