Absolute numbers of civilian casualties in Donbas drops

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The Human Right Watch international organization reported a decrease in civilian casualties in Donbas.

According to the report, although the number of civilian casualties has declined, the lives of civilians in Donbas are still at risk. They are mainly victims of light weapons fire, artillery and mortar shelling, mines and explosive objects.

During the six years of conflict in eastern Ukraine, 147 children were killed.

In the period from January to May 2019, the number of attacks on schools on both sides of the demarcation line tripled compared to the corresponding period in 2018.

The organization also notes problems with access to basic services and emergency medical care at some entry-exit checkpoints.

“In the period from January to April 2019, at least 19 people, mostly older, died when crossing the contact line due to health problems,” the report said.

As The Journalist reported, Over 20 tons of humanitarian aid sent to Donbas.

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