Monday, February 9, 2015

50,000 casualties in Ukraine? German intel calls Kiev’s 6k toll ‘not credible’

Burnt military machinery in Uglegorsk. Background:
a DPR bus column heading to Debaltsevo for
evacuation of local residents from
the combat zone. (RIA Novosti)
RT | Feb 8, 2015

The German intelligence service estimates the real losses in the Ukrainian civil war at 50,000 dead (civilians and servicemen), which is nearly 10 times higher than reported by the Kiev authorities, German media report.

The information comes from a source in German intelligence, who spoke to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) newspaper.

“Germany’s special services estimate the probable number of deceased Ukrainian servicemen and civilians at up to 50,000 people. This figure is about 10 times higher than official data. Official figures are clearly too low and not credible,” the newspaper reported on Sunday, citing its source.

Just one day before the report was published, the Ukrainian president gave completely different numbers to the international community.

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