OSCE monitors: Seven civilians killed in Donbas war since year's start
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that seven civilians have been killed since the beginning of 2019.
"Between June 3 and June 16, the SMM confirmed that one civilian was killed and 16 were injured. This brings the total number of civilian casualties since January 1, 2019, to 57 (seven deaths and 50 injuries)," the OSCE SMM said in a status report as of June 17, 2019.
The SMM also said they had recorded over 14,700 ceasefire violations (compared with almost 10,650 in the previous two-week period).
According to the report, the Mission observed 44 weapons in violation of the agreed withdrawal lines (32 in areas not controlled by the government). "It also noted the presence of weapons and other hardware in residential areas, which puts civilians and their property at risk," the report said.