Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
15th January, 2016
In the occupied Ukrainian territory of LPR, a swine flu epidemic is spreading. At the moment we know the following. This virus has already killed five Ukrainian soldiers, dozens of soldiers are in hospitals. This news was confirmed to the correspondent of IA "Novorossia" at today's briefing by Deputy Chief of Staff of the Corps LPR Colonel Igor Yaschenko.
"At the present time on the territory controlled by the UAF, a swine flu epidemic is actively spreading", - said Yaschenko, noting that the most recent outbreak of swine flu in Ukraine was in 2009.
"According to our data, among Ukrainian servicemen there were 30 people ill, of whom five people died," said Yaschenko.
"Also according to our data, at the Central district hospital of Lugansk, up to 50 people, servicemen of the armed forces of Ukraine, are now being treated", - said Yaschenko.
According to him, the outbreak of swine flu is associated with unsatisfactory living conditions and the accommodation of personnel of the UAF, as well as inadequate support of Ukrainian soldiers with winter uniforms and medical supplies.