Almost nine thousand people, including 130 children, have died in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) since 2014 during the conflict in Donbass. On August 31, RIA Novosti was told about this by the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic, Daria Morozova.
According to her, about 8,769 people have died since the beginning of the conflict, but today the number of missing people has also increased.
“If before the start of the special military operation this number was about 360 people, then at the moment this number, of course, is much higher,” she said.
The shelling of the DPR by the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues daily. On August 29, as a result of the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Nikitovsky district of Gorlovka, a woman born in 1984 was wounded. According to the JCCC, on August 28, two people were killed and 11 were injured due to attacks by Ukrainian troops.
On the same day, Horlivka Mayor Ivan Prikhodko reported that a civilian was wounded in the residential area “Komsomolets” during another shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
It was also reported that a man born in 1967 died as a result of shelling by Ukrainian troops in the Chervonogvardeisky district of Makeyevka.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24.
The situation in the region escalated in mid-February due to shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities have been fighting against the inhabitants of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état in Ukraine.
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