The report, which Nemtsov started after families of Russian troops killed in east Ukraine asked for his help, said at least 150 Russian servicemen were killed in fighting around the village of Ilovaisk
and elsewhere in the region last summer.
It has been confirmed that incendiary rockets were used in Ilovaisk
and the village of Luhanskoye, in the Southeast in August and October 2014," he said.
Prisoners of War remove debris from a damaged building in the |town of Illovaysk, eastern Ukraine, the rebel government has in recent weeks begun using captured army soldiers in their push to restore the battle-ravaged city of Ilovaisk
The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in the city of Ilovaisk that critics of the country's military command have described as the result of disastrous leadership.
It is believed the ultimate number of servicemen lost may be even greater, and the parliamentary inquiry into the Ilovaisk battle complained that military authorities have failed to co-operate.
The smashed tanks, APCs and trucks were part of a massive column fleeing after being encircled in the town of Ilovaisk
, which the Ukrainian government was compelled to concede after weeks of battles.
Hundreds of bodies" scattered and "dozens of prisoners" were taken after pro-Russia forces breached an agreement that was supposedly allowed Ukrainian volunteers to withdraw safely from Ilovaisk, 20 miles east of Donetsk.
A surviving member said that they were shot from all sides as they came from Ilovaisk bearing white flags.
Ukrainian volunteer battalions said soldiers had been waving white flags when they were fired on from all sides as they left Ilovaisk
The captured paratroopers were part of that force, which is currently stalled near Ilovaisk
Fierce fighting has continued in the East, with 16 Ukrainian special forces troops killed in fighting on Wednesday night in the town of Ilovaisk
, near Donetsk.
KIEV Wed Aug 20, 2014(Reuters) - Ukrainian forces fought street battles with separatist rebels in the eastern town of Ilovaisk
overnight into Wednesday as they sought to isolate rebel strongholds near the Russian border, an Interior Ministry official said.