UN confirms civilian casualties in Donbass


September 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– nrt24.ru, translated by Tom Winter –

As a result of the conflict in Donbass, twenty-six civilians were killed from mid-May to mid-August 2017, and 135 were injured, according to a report of the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights released on Tuesday.

On September 3, 2017, the Ombudsman’s Office of the Donetsk Peoples Republic provided similar information.

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“From 16 May to 15 August 2017, the UN monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine recorded 161 civilian casualties in connection with the conflict (26 killed and 135 wounded), slightly more than half of which were caused by shelling”

– reported in the UN.

The document notes that during this period, the number of civilian casualties decreased, most likely, owing to the “grain” truce, which began in late June.

“In general, during the conflict, 2803 people have been killed and 7 to 9 thousand civilians were injured”

– the report says.

According to the UN mission, in total from April 14, 2014 to August 15, 2017, 34,766 persons were affected by the conflict in Ukraine, including Ukrainian soldiers, civilians and militias were documented. This figure includes, according to the mission, 10,225 killed and 24,541 wounded.

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