In May, about 180 rebel servicemen were killed in Donbas, half of them Russian regulars, Ukraine army intelligence chief Gen. Vadym Skibitsky told journalists May 3, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Fierce fighting started by Russian/rebel troops in Donbas resulted in the loss of 180 killed and 190 wounded,” the general said.
The bulk of the Russian loses are special troops servicemen.
“70 killed and 70 wounded servicemen are Russian subjects, with 30 belonging to Russian special troops. In addition, 70 seriously wounded Russians were taken to hospitals in Rostov, Russia,” Gen. Skibitsky said.