Between 12,800 and 13,000 people, both civilian and combatants, have been killed in hostilities in eastern Ukraine since the outbreak of the Russian-sponsored war in spring 2014, according to the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.
Germany's DPA news agency said on Monday (21 January) that figures it was given by the UN source, are significantly greater than the previously estimated death toll in the Donbass, which was at least 10,300 killed as of late 2018.
The United Nation said 3,300 of those killed in the hostilities were civilians , in addition to 4,000 Ukrainian combatants and some 5,500 Russian-backed militants.
The same report says that 30,000 people were injured in the conflict.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
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