Since the beginning of the year, during the conflict in the east of Ukraine, 47 civilians were killed, more than 200 were injured, special OSCE monitoring mission reported on Twitter on June 17.
“In 2017 conflict in Eastern Ukraine took 47 lives and injured 222 people. Most cases were due to shelling in populated areas,” the message says.
Reference: Since the beginning of hostilities in the Donbas, 2,966 Ukrainian military personnel have died, and 9,903 have been injured.
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) is preparing to submit a bill on restoring state sovereignty in the occupied part of Donbas for consideration of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Earlier, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, stated the need for completion of the antiterrorist operation and moving to a new format of the country's defense.