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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.