18 civilians, including child, died in Donbas in 2020

Source : 112 Ukraine

From January until July 31, 2020, the number of killed is by 10% less than during the same period of time last year
16:31, 22 September 2020

Mariya Ivanovna, 85, has been living in a bomb shelter for four years. Her pension is the only source of income for her whole family. Paula Bronstein
The New York Times

Since the beginning of the year, 18 civilians, including a child, died in Donbas as Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner stated.

From January until July 31, 2020, ten men, seven women and a child are among the deceased. Besides, 89 civilians sustained injuries due to the combat actions: 49 men, 30 women, six girls and four boys.

This number is by 10% less than during the same period of time last year.

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Since the beginning of the ceasefire regime in Donbas, August 1, deceased or injured among the civilians were not observed as well as the destruction of the civilian objects.

“It shows that there is a possibility to reach zero marker of deceased among the civilians. We urge the sides of the conflict to continue to respect this ceasefire and fully conform to the points of the international humanitarian right,” Bogner said.

Totally, since the beginning of Donbas Conflict, 3,367 civilians died; another 7,000 were wounded or injured.

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Earlier, citing the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported that from April 2014 until July 31, 2020, from 13,100 up to 13,300 people died in Donbas.


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