News agency 'Vchasno'

14 Civilians Died in Donbas in the Last Three Months

During the three months in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, there were 50 civilian casualties.

Between 16 August and 15 November 2018, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 50 civilian casualties. This is stated in the report.

«OHCHR recorded 50 conflict-related civilian casualties: 14 killed (eight men, three boys, two women and one girl) and 36 injured (22 men, ten women, three boys and one girl),» report says.

This is a 52.4 per cent decrease compared with the previous reporting period, from 16 May to 15 August (105 civilian casualties), and a 43.8 per cent decrease compared with the same period of 2017 (89 civilian casualties):

«These figures demonstrate that it is feasible to reduce civilian casualties resulting from the conduct of hostilities».

Among the most common causes of civilian casualties, artillery shelling, mine-related incidents and the handling of explosive remnants of war are determined.