Tymchuk: DPR records high mortality rate

16:29, 18 August 2016
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Militants of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have recorded a high mortality rate in the occupied areas of Donetsk region, head of the Information Resistance Group and MP Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on Facebook.


"According to the 'Main Statistical Office of the DPR,' at the beginning of August this year, the resident population of the republic was 2.317 million people. The demographic situation in the occupied territories is defined as complex in the memo to the DPR leadership. The birth rate is 4.6 per 1,000 population, while the mortality rate remains high at 15.1 per 1,000 population," the report said.

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