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12 civilians died from mine explosions in Donbas since beginning of 2020, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since 2017, the Special Monitoring Mission has recorded about 300 civilian casualties in Donbas
20:30, 4 April 2020
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Since the beginning of 2020, 12 deaths have been recorded in Donbas as a result of explosions of mines. This was announced by the head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Yashar Halit Cevik.

According to Cevik, in 2019, blasts of mines and other explosive ordnance led to injuries among 48 victims, including 10 children.

"In light of the call of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to support a wider fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus, right now, as never before, the signatories of the Minsk agreements must fulfill their commitments to withdraw existing mines and refrain from establishing new ones," Cevik said.
 
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It has been noted that since 2017, the SMM recorded about 300 civilian casualties due to the explosion of mines and other kinds of live ordnance.

Ambassador Cevik also welcomed the recent clearance at disengagements sites in Luhansk and Donetsk regions but emphasized that "more needs to be done."

"There is an urgent need for mine action in places of concentration of citizens, in particular near schools, hospitals and checkpoints of entry and exit along the contact line," he added.
 
 
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