In 2016 non-combat losses in the ATO area the Ukrainian army was more than combat. Of the 256 people of non-combat losses of 63 killed himself, 58 died due to diseases. This is stated in the official reply of the Ministry of defense, published by journalist Alexei Bratushka on his page in Facebook.
According to the reply of the Ministry, in 2016, the battle was lost 211 troops. Non-combat losses amounted to 256 people.
The most common cause of non-combat losses is suicide (63 cases). On the second death as a result of the disease (58 cases). In addition, 39 soldiers were killed as a result of careless handling of weapons, 30 military were killed, 29 were killed in accidents, 18 – in a traffic accident, 10 – as a result of poisoning, including alcohol and drug, 4 – in the result of violation of safety measures. Five soldiers of the 256 were killed for other reasons than those stated.
Data provided for the period 1 January-32 December 2016.