KIEV (Sputnik) — Muzhenko made the figures public in an interview with the Ukrainian agency LIGA.net that was published Tuesday.
"Over the three years of the war, we have 2,307 irretrievable losses and 8,185 those wounded [as of July 27]. These are purely combat losses. Non-combat losses total 871 people," Muzhenko said.
Kiev launched a special military operation in Ukraine’s southeast in April 2014, after local residents refused to recognize the new Ukrainian authorities, which came to power as a result of a coup.
The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, an all-for-all prisoner exchange and constitutional reforms, which would give a special status to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics. Both sides of the conflict, however, are constantly accusing each other of violations of the agreement.
According to the data, provided by the International Crisis Group in late June, approximately 10,000 people lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict.