"Since the beginning of the ATO, we've lost 2,652 Ukrainian heroes – they are from Ukrainian military and law enforcement agencies, namely the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, the National Guard, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the National Police, and others," he said during an official event at a tank unit in a Ukrainian-controlled area in Luhansk region on April 12.

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"This year alone, 69 members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been killed in action, and over 420 have been wounded in action," he said.