Eight civilians killed, 60 injured in Donbas over three months – OHCHR
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said eight civilians were killed and another 60 were injured in Donbas between May 16 and August 15, 2019.
"Between May 16 and August 15, 2019, OHCHR recorded 68 conflict-related civilian casualties: eight killed (four men and four women) and 60 injured (31 men, 20 women, six girls and three boys), a 51.1% increase compared with the previous reporting period of February 16 to May 15, 2019 when 45 civilian casualties (10 killed and 35 injured) were recorded," the OHCHR said in a report on the human rights situation in Ukraine from May 16 to August 15, 2019.
It is reported of them, 56 were caused by combat activities: 33 were recorded in territory controlled by the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic," and 13 in territory controlled by the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic," all attributable to the government of Ukraine. Nine were recorded in government-controlled territory and one in "no man's land," all attributable to armed groups of the "Donetsk People's Republic." Mines and explosive remnants of war killed three civilians and injured nine.
"The total civilian death toll of the conflict reached at least 3,339 as of August 15, 2019," the report says.