Five hundred of the Ukrainian military committed suicide after returning from the area ATO – Avakov

Since the beginning of fighting in Donbass about 500 Ukrainian military has killed himself after returning from the zone ATO. About this in his article “Strategy hybrid world” on “the Ukrainian truth” wrote the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.

“According to the military Prosecutor’s office at the beginning of June 2017 registered about 500 cases of suicides of members of the antiterrorist operation after returning from the combat zone,” – said the Minister.

According to him, in Ukraine, the official status of participants of military operations have 280 thousand Ukrainians, which is about 0.7% of the population, including children and the elderly. According to Avakov, in such conditions, Ukraine should prepare a “strategy for a hybrid world”.

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“The universally recognized international standard for military conflicts, 90-95% of combatants subsequently have a medical (related to nervous system) and social problems, and about one-third of diagnosed PTSD, which is often suicide,” – said Avakov.

Previously, the defense Ministry reported that non-combat losses among the Ukrainian military in 2016, the year exceeded the losses at the front. The defense Ministry said that the most common cause of non-combat losses of the Ukrainian military is suicide.