Chief Of Staff
the armed forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko on the page in social network Facebook on Friday acknowledged that the Ukrainian army suffered
the defeat at Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region in 2014 because of the panic.
the military , which then, two years ago, succumbed to panic
the mood, still can not recover to normal
state», — said Muzhenko.
said the flight of some units during the fighting
under Ilovaiskaya weakened the position of the APU and allow the enemy to bring up reserves and
to complete the personnel.
Ilovaysk began in August 2014. During the counteroffensive of the militia
the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic was surrounded by several
units of the Ukrainian army, attached them to the battalions «Aidar»,
«Donbass», «Shakhtersk», as well as battalions of the national guard. According to various sources, the loss of the Ukrainian side was from 200 to over a thousand people.
In December 2014, the media reported about the desertion of soldiers APU under
Ilovaysk, but then the officials of the armed forces denied this