Home > News > World
Friday September 5, 2014 MYT 6:25:03 PM
Friday September 5, 2014 MYT 6:26:13 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - About 2,000 Russian servicemen have been killed so far in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Friday, citing intelligence data.
It was not possible to independently confirm the figure.
Russia denies sending its troops into Ukraine in support of pro-Russian separatists battling the Kiev government's forces. Kiev and its Western backers say there is overwhelming evidence to prove the direct involvement of Russian troops in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Moscow said Russian soldiers recently captured by Ukrainian forces had lost their way during a training exercise.
The United Nations has put the total death toll in the Ukraine conflict, which erupted in April, at more than 2,600 people.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Gareth Jones)
Pope lands in Africa hoping to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines
Argentine president-elect to name ex-cenbank chief as finance minister - adviser
U.S. probe says Afghan hospital strike was tragic accident
December deal for British EU reform difficult- senior EU official
Nuclear exit unthinkable for climate conference host France
Five reasons Malaysia is a top talent destination
Supermarket chain and financial services company launch new credit cards
MDeC wants you to make money on digital marketing
New European Tour season tees off in African bushveld
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)