946 civilian casualties in Donbas in 2017-2020, - OSCE SMM

Source : 112 Ukraine

The overall number of deaths and injuries inflicted by mines and other explosive items made 312
10:14, 13 November 2020


Since Jnuary 2017 through September 2020, OSCE SMM counted 946 civilian casualties in Donbas combat zone; that includes 161 dead people. This is mentioned in the report by the Mission that spans the period from January 1, 2017 till September 15, 2020.

In 2017, the OSCE reported the largest number of casualties (both living and dead people), 486 in total. In 2018, the number made 238. In 2019, it made 148 people. In 2020 so far, it amounted to 74 people.

Most of the casualties were recorded in Donetsk region (750); another 196 were observed in Luhansk region.

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625 people were either wounded or killed in result of gunfire - with the use of small arms and heavy weaponry. 77 of these people lost their lives, and 548 suffered injuries. The number of deaths and injuries inflicted by mines and other explosive items made 312.

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On November 12, Russian mercenaries did not breach the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine's combat zone. HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that on late Thursday. 

None of Ukrainian servicemen were wounded or killed.

Ukrainian combat engineers cleared seven hectares of territory of landmines; they passed 74 explosive items for further destruction. 

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