Ukraine forces in Ilovaisk outnumbered by enemy by 18 times
The correlation of the ATO forces to the militants and Russian army near Ilovaisk in late August, 2014, was 1 to 18, according to Ukraine’s top military prosecutor.
The enemy had 11 times more tanks, 16 times more APCs, 15 times more artillery pieces and 16 times more mortars, Anatoliy Matios, chief military prosecutor, said at a briefing today, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in late August, 2014, the Ukrainian forces were surrounded near Ilovaisk, Donetsk region. Commanders of some volunteer battalions have repeatedly asked for reinforcements, but help never came, according to them.
At the same time, while moving out of the area through a designated corridor, agreed upon with the enemy, the Ukrainian troops came under direct fire from the Russian military, suffering severe losses.
366 troops were killed, another 249 wounded, according to Matios. 128 POWs and 158 MIAs have been officially reported, said the chief military prosecutor.