"As of this moment, a total of 167 wounded soldiers have been evacuated from Debaltseve to Artemivsk. The bodies of those killed were not taken. I don’t know their total number," he said.

"Now I must do my job as an MP. Savur-Mohyla, Ilovaisk, Donetsk airport, Debaltseve.

"This is not evidence of the Russians being better, this is the evidence of the mass heroism of the people's army and the gross incompetence of the leaders of the Ukrainian army," Semenchenko said.

As reported earlier, several dozen bodies of Ukrainian soldiers were brought to the morgue in Artemivsk. The soldiers were killed during the withdrawal from Debaltseve.