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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The UN said about the record number of victims in the Donbass


Renewed intense fighting in the Donbass has led to a record number of casualties in June of this year over the last 10 months. This is stated in the report released by the office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs.Experts believe that the situation with the civilian casualties will deteriorate.


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In June of 2016 has the highest number of victims among the civilian population in the South-East of Ukraine from August 2015, says the UN report. It is noted that only the shelling, 12 people were killed and 57 were injured.

Separately noted that 4 people were killed and 37 were injured in the shelling of artillery systems, including those prohibited by the accords.

In addition, 5 people were killed and 14 maimed by mines and improvised explosive devices.

Two boys died from electric shock, in consequence of the fact that the attacks fell by an electric wire. Another 6 civilians were wounded by snipers when shooting through the line of contact.Unknown cause of death of another person.

UN experts believe that the situation with the death of civilians in Donbas may deteriorate, as the shelling took place close to settlements and checkpoints of entry-departure”, that becomes dangerous for the hundreds of people who every day cross them.

Since the beginning of the conflict killed 9 470 people, up to 2 thousand people were civilians, 21 of 880 people were injured.

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