The number of rural population in Ukraine has declined by 2.5 million people, and almost 350 Ukrainian villages have disappeared since the country gained independence in 1991.
About 300 residents of the Donetsk region have died from flu and acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI).
15 residents of Odesa died from influenza or complications from it (pneumonia) in the period from Dec. 23, 2015 to Jan. 12, 2016.
As of 1:30 p.m. the situation in Donetsk is tense. About 1.00 p.m. residential district Azotnyi was shelled.
The terrorist shelling of the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk city killed 7 civilians, and wounded two.
During the truce in the Donbas the militants violated the cease fire over 1,200 times killing 56 Ukrainian soldiers and wounding 316.
During the battle near Novoselivka-1 village in the Donetsk region, 7 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 6 injured.