When junta strongman Poroshenko came to the Rada to persuade Deputies to vote “yes” on laws on Donbass autonomy and amnesty for opolchenietsy, he admitted that there was appalling news on destroyed junta military equipment, junta troops in Novorossiyan captivity, and junta military dead. TSN reported that one of the Deputies said (speaking anonymously), “The President said that about 2,000 of our troops fell into enemy hands over four days”. A UDAR Rada People’s Deputy told reporters, “He said that 58 percent of Ukrainian military equipment is now destroyed. He gave more information about dead, deserters, and prisoners of war, which I don’t even want to talk about, so as not to demoralise people”.
20 September 2014