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 UN: 10,300 persons died during Donbas conflict


December 13, 2017

UN: 10,300 persons died during Donbas conflict

From the beginning of the conflict in the east of Ukraine to November 15, 2017, 35,081 persons became victims of the conflict, including 10,303 persons who were killed. It is indicated in the OHCHR’s Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, UNN informs. 

“In total, from 14 April 2014 to 15 November 2017, OHCHR recorded 35,081 conflict-related casualties in Ukraine among Ukrainian armed forces, civilians and members of the armed groups. This includes 10,303 people killed and 24,778 injured,” the report states. 

It is also indicated that during the whole period of the conflict – from April 14, 2014 to November 15, 2017, “at least 2,523 civilians were killed: 1,399 men, 837 women, 91 boys, 47 girls and 149 adults whose sex is unknown.”

 “An additional 298 civilians, including 80 children, were killed as a result of the MH17 plane crash on 17 July 2014,” the UN reminds. 

“The number of conflict-related civilian injuries is estimated between 7,000 and 9,000,” the report states.