UN: 2700 civilians died since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas region

Source : 112 Ukraine

140 children are among them
15:27, 20 June 2018

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Excluding the crash of Boeing MH17, 2725 civilians have died since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas region in the April 2014. Fiona Fraser, a Chairman of the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights reported this at the briefing session. 

'For the entire period of the conflict, since April 14, 2014, till May 15, 2018, at the very least 2725 civilians have died. Among them: 1568 men, 961 women, 93 boys, 47 girls, 56 adults of unidentified sex,' Fiona Fraser claimed. 

Related: Day in Donbas: Three attacks of pro-Russian militants during the day

298 of civilians, including 80 children died in the plane crash flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. Which eventually increases the civilian death toll to 3023. 

The total number of civilians injured by the conflict is between 7-9 thousand. 

Moreover, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed that since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas region until the October of 2017, the toll combat is 10710 of soldiers, 2378 from them are dead. 

As it was reported earlier,  Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines, flight MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur, when it crashed in the militant-held area of Donetsk region in July 2014. The aircraft carried 298 people; no one survived. Experts found out that the passenger plane was shot down by a missile, fired from Buk, the Russia-made anti-aircraft missile launcher. The weapon was brought to Donbas by pro-Kremlin militants. Moscow has been denying any ties to the disaster. 

Related: 29 people died in Donbas Conflict since beginning of 2018

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