Hostilities in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region has led to 60 civilian casualties since year-start, reads a report by the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission, released Thursday, July 30.
"The Mission corroborated reports of five civilian casualties, all injuries, bringing the total number since the beginning of 2020 to 60 – eight fatalities and 52 injuries," the report reads.
Also, the SMM says, between July 13 and July 26, they recorded about 8,000 ceasefire violations, including about 2,100 explosions, compared with approximately 5,200 and 1,700, respectively, in the previous two weeks.
Ukraine Parliament's Human Rights Representative Liudmyla Denisova earlier said 11 civilians have been killed in shelling by the Russian occupation forces in Donbas since the beginning of 2020.
Over 13,000 Ukrainians have been killed since the start of Russian aggression in Ukraine's east.