The organization believes that the government deliberately hiding the actual number of casualties of the civil war and publishing false data of the number of soldiers killed in the fighting, which are many times of what the government admits. The Kiev leadership's own admission, 3-5 soldiers die on a daily basis, but this figure is a lie say the organization.
The data that the government releases to the public not even covers military losses; because there are other losses as well; a huge number of civilians, police officers, border guards and foreign mercenaries are also died in the fighting.
The head of the "Soldiers' mothers" organization said thousands of families turning to them for help asking them to find their sons and husbands. The military only response to the inquiries is that "everything is fine," but families can't contact their loved ones. There are hundreds of families that haven't heard of their sons since June.
The general public has been learning from alternative media sources that just in Slavjansk hundreds of Ukrainian government troops were killed and most of them buried in mass graves by the people's militia. How many such mass graves exist in the eastern regions no one knows. Due to the heat and the fast decomposition of bodies many of the dead soldiers buried in a hurry in shallow unmarked graves.
"The military says in the worst days 10 soldiers die a day, but we know now that this number is close to 50-60" said Oskana Stechenko, the head of the organization. "At Kupiansk railway station people spotted a refrigerated wagon supposedly full of unearthed corpses; six such wagons have already left the station. Where did they go? No one knows, we were not allowed to open them," said Stechenko.
Mothers and families who are looking for their children will take the streets in September across the country. Then, the entire world will know how many soldiers have actually been killed or missing, and how many people are looking for their loved ones.
According to press reports, retreating Ukrainian soldiers leave their killed comrades behind leaving the grizzly task of burying them to the people's militia. The army troops only take their mobile phones to prevent families from contacting them; then, using these phones the army sends reassuring text messages to families, long after the individual soldier died and buried in mass graves.
(hidfo.net – hungarianambiance.com)