First published on 12. June 2016
This is definitely a blatant lie by The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine!
Different sources confirm:
From the 11.06.2016, till now we have 5 dead Ukrainian fighters, 4 of them was already killed yesterday. One additionally died later because of his injuries.
It is one thing, to be a totally dysfunctionally defense ministry and send your own people into a deadly trap – and let them die – but to spread such blatant disinformation about their provoked death is unmasking the real nature of this dysfunctionally Defense Ministry of Ukraine!
We are more than outraged!
We, swissukraine.org, urgently demand the Ukrainian government and parliament to investigate the killings of Ukrainian defenders from yesterday in all necessary levels from the top to the bottom.
We urge the Ukrainian Government to do this in close cooperation with foreign experts.
At the same time we urgently demand all our Ukrainian friends to brake all taboos used to hide corruption, inhumanity and lack of common sense by all responsible.
Update 1 (27. June. 2016)
On 12. June 2016, with the bulletin: 12 червня 2016, 14:25 | ID: 21386 | Переглядів: 11240), the Ukrainian defense ministry still spread the disinformation: „There are only 3 wounded fighters and nobody of them was killed.“
General Staff investigates alleged casualties during Putilivska mine skirmishes on June 11
General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces investigates the reports of alleged deaths of the four people during military engagement at Putilivska mine on June 11, said Col. Andriy Lysenko, presidential administration spokesperson on ATO-related issues.
According to Col. Lysenko, the General Staff will probe into circumstances whether there were people who were not in the ranks of the Ukrainian Army and did not have appropriate authorization near Putilivska mine. The results will be published soon.
He noted that only Ukrainian Armed Forces hold positions at the first line of defense, while those members of the volunteer battalions eager to continue military service have been integrated in the Army and National Guard units in 2015.
According to previous reports, the ATO spokesperson told that Ukrainian Armed Forces did not suffer casualties on June 11, yet 12 servicemen were wounded in action, including five soldiers in the area of Putilivska mine.
Now, after meanwhile 5 dead Ukrainian fighters are buried and the Names and even portraits of this 5 Ukraine defenders are published – there is still the question in the room:
Why Ukraine defending ministry published on 12 June 2016 the lie: „There are no deaths“, at this time, we as a Pro Ukraine NGO in Switzerland already had evidence of 5 dead Ukrainian defenders from an incident on June 11?
Till now we can’t see any concrete result of a proper investigation of that.
Update 3 (28.06.2016)
A video showing the beginning of shelling of Butivka mine in the Donetsk region, where soldiers of the Right Sector were killed by a slide, has been posted online.
„At night, when shelling usually takes place, OSCE representatives do not work. A position of OSCE „waker up“ should be introduced – a person who would get them out of beds and take to shelled positions…
„This is a start of shelling of Butivka mine when the Right Sector fighters were killed. Deaf and blind OSCE reps have seen and heard nothing,“ Tolmachova noted bitterly.