Since early 2018, 31 civilians died due to combat action and ammunitions detonation, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

137 people sustained injuries of various degrees of severity, the Monitoring Mission reported
21:10, 9 August 2018

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Since the beginning of the year, 31 civilians perished and another 137 were wounded because of the combat action and ammunitions detonation. Alexander Hug, the first deputy head of the OSCE SMM said this as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

'The total number of victims among civilian population makes 168 victims', he said.

According to him, 17 died and 42 were wounded because of the detonation of mines and ammunition.

Earlier, representatives of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group appealed to the OSCE with a request to hold an investigation of the messages on the possible stealing of the personal data of the OSCE SMM members as Iryna Gerashchenko reported on Facebook.

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Also, the OSCE was reminded of the unfinished investigation of the murder of the SMM members from the US and Europe in Donbas. Also, Ukraine expects the investigation and punishment of the militant who attempted to rape the OSCE SMM observer.

As we reported the OSCE SMM in Ukraine expressed the concern that its internal documents, including the dossiers on the OSCE staff, were passed to the Russian side. It was said that they contained a lot of personal information about the OSCE workers, including the types of women they were attracted to, their financial situation and whether they were susceptible to alcohol. Later, it was specified that the OSCE SMM did not collect personal and financial information about its workers.

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