OSCE: the Number of civilians casualties in the Donbas has increased

ОБСЕ: Число мирных жертв на Донбассе возросло

Members of the OSCE SMM in Shyrokyne, the Donetsk region

With the beginning of the year 59 people were killed and more than 260 injured, which is 50% more than the same period of 2016.

First Deputy Chairman of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine Alexander hug has informed during the press-conference in Donetsk that the number of civilian casualties in the Donbass this year increased by 50% compared to the same period in 2016. About it reports UKRINFORM.

“For the period of this year to date we have recorded and confirmed by more than 320 cases of victims among the civilian population. In comparison with the same period last year there has been a 50 percent increase,” said hug.

He said that 59 people were killed and more than 260 wounded.

However, only in the Donetsk region over the past two weeks have been confirmed 10 cases of civilian casualties, one of which happened today in Yasinovataya.

Earlier, the UN has estimated that since the conflict in the Donbas (from 14 April 2014 to 14 may 2017) killed over two thousand civilians.

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