Civil War In Ukraine: More Than 1,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Dead In Just One Recent Battle

Ukraine Violence - Photo by Mstyslav Chernov

About 1,200 Ukrainian army soldiers have been killed during a special operation in Slaviansk, and eight helicopters and 15 armored vehicles were destroyed, Slaviansk people’s mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov said Thursday.

“According to our information, the Ukrainian army has the following losses and damages: 1,200-1,300 people were killed, eight helicopters, 15 armored transport vehicles, and three [artillery] weapons destroyed. They are suffering huge losses. I’m speaking only about Slaviansk,” Ponomaryov said in an interview with the Latvian radio station Baltkom.

Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov confirmed Thursday the downing of a military helicopter had killed 14 Ukrainian servicemen, including a general. Soon after that, the Ukrainian National Guard clarified that 12, not 14 people were killed in the Mi-8 helicopter crash near Slaviansk.

The people’s mayor also noted that the self-defense forces of Slaviansk had lost about 200 people.

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And here is some absolutely stunning footage of a Ukrainian military helicopter being shot down over eastern Ukraine…

11 thoughts on “Civil War In Ukraine: More Than 1,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Dead In Just One Recent Battle”

    • Our media is like a narrow flashlight in a dark room. If there’s a financial or political opportunity somewhere, in what they report, or do not report, they don’t leave a stone unturned. Principal is a ghost of the past.

      p.s. It could be that they don’t want to report, or over-report, anything that is embarrassing to Obama, and has the potential of weakening their standing in the public perception, especially in the crucial upcoming elections.

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  1. I don’t know how big an issue this is.
    Is it Putin telling the world – we are still important?
    Is it to tell the West that be careful with Nato.
    In the long persective – Europe is in trouble – but so is Russia/china? and US/world
    I really don’t see the significant strategic relevence?

  2. Who shot them down? Was it a civil war action or a Russian action. Who was the general and how important to his cause was he. A little bit of detail in reporting might have made this a lot more interesting.
    As for the American version of news, it appears to be like the Russian Pravda.
    I suggest we need to break up the ownership of the news media to get a little bit of decent reporting that is not government biased. But we can wish for many things. Not many are likely to occur.

  3. It’s a lie about thouthand dead soldiers. 12 guys was downed in helicopter, that’s only and sad true in this article.

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