The Ukrainian leadership tempering news reports on the number of soldiers killed at the eastern front. According to Kiev, so far around 350 soldiers died in the civil war. Rebels, however, estimate that this number is close to 1O,OOO.
The people's militia keep finding mass graves all over the places they liberate. For example, near Zaporozhye in a lake they've found a mass grave full of dead bodies wearing only underwear; many of the bodies were operated on and had missing organs suggesting that an illegal organ trafficking network might operate within the Ukrainian army.
Meanwhile, border area hospitals in Russia are crowded with wounded Ukrainian soldiers. The soldiers are complaining that authorities tricked them to sign documents indicating they volunteered for the military.
The vast majority of deserters had no intention of fighting. They were invited to the military administration, and were told to sign several documents in a hurry. They didn't know what those documents were. Two weeks later came the order with threats to show up for military service otherwise, they will be arrested for refusing orders complained the deserters in the Russian hospitals.