OSCE: Number of people killed during the conflict in Donbas exceeds 5,000

16:43, 22 January 2015
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The death toll from the conflict in the Donbas now exceeds 5,000 people, while nearly a million people have been forced to leave their homes, representative of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Michael Bochurkiv said on Thursday, the BBC has reported.


More than ten thousand people have been injured, Bochurkiv said.

At least 34 people were killed on Thursday alone, including the victims of a mortar attack on a bus stop in Donetsk, and ten Ukrainian servicemen.

Ten more people were killed in Horlivka, and one woman in Luhansk, according to one of the leaders of the Donets People’s Republic organization, Eduard Basurin.

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