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 59 civilians killed in Donbas since 2017, - OSCE

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A total number of casualties caused by the Donbas war among civilians is 330 persons since 2017. 59 of them died.

This was announced by Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe in a report published on July 28, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"The cases of violence from July 10 through 25 led to civilian casualties - three persons were killed, 11 wounded. This has added to the total number of Mission-confirmed casualties among civilian population in 2017, which has now reached 330 persons, 59 of them fatal," the report reads.

OSCE reported that the number of cases of use of the weapons that should have been withdrawn (481 cases between July 10 and 16) has more than doubled compared to the previous week (157 cases).

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OSCE says the situation in the east of Ukraine remained tense. The Mission observers noted an increase in the number of violations of the cease-fire regime over the past two weeks. Most cases of violence occurred in five major areas: Avdiivka-Yasynuvata-the Donetsk airport; south of Mariupol; southwest, south and southeast from Svitlodarsk; on the western, southwestern and northern suburbs of Horlivka, and in Popasna-Pervomaisk area.
 
 
 
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