OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reports twice as bigger civilian death toll over the past week in comparison with the previous week due to hostilities in Donbas. Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, announced that during a briefing.
“Monitors registered doubling of the death toll among the civilians in comparison with the previous week. The monitors saw people died in the result of explosion, they saw remains of a 85- year-old man, deceased because of the shelling. They also saw people injured in Shelling of Toretsk in the intensive care unit of the hospital. We saw a 49-year-old man, who was heavily injured during the shelling of Verkhnyotoretsk. He was driving when a shell hit his car,” said Hug.
According to Alexander Hug, houses of the civilians continue being shelled from 120 mm mortar launchers in Popasna and Pikuzy (former Kominternove).
“Such escalation is madness and it should be stopped. Important steps are to be taken, one of them is full implementation of the frame agreement of the trilateral contact group regarding disengagement from September 21,” said Hug.