OSCE: 47 civilians killed, 222 injured in Donbas year to date

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The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has confirmed that 47 civilians were killed and another 222 were injured from January 1 to June 15, 2017.

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"In 2017 conflict in E [Eastern] Ukraine took 47 lives & injured 222 people. Most cases were due to shelling in populated areas," the SMM wrote on Twitter.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced that as of June 16, 2017, a total of 2,696 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 9,903 had been wounded since the beginning of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Tags: OSCE, Donbas, civiliancasualties