Over 250 killed, ≈ 1,000 injured in Donetsk from Apr. 1-7: DPR
The Ukrainian forces have committed such atrocities in the DPR that they killed more than 250 people in the republic, including 261 civilians.
In total, 261 people were killed and 982 people injured in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in the first week of April as a result of hostilities and shelling from Ukraine's forces, DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova said Friday.
The people killed at the hands of the Ukrainian forces include 212 employees of law enforcement agencies and 49 civilians, the top DPR human rights official revealed.
Those injured, on the other hand, included 706 employees of law enforcement agencies and 276 civilians.
Statistical information published on the ombudswoman's website shows that, in total, 6,271 people, including 96 children, have been killed in the DPR since 2014, when Kiev started launching its hostilities on what at the time was the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic.
It is noteworthy that the war in Ukraine first started with Kiev's violations against the people of Donbass as one of Russia's top motives, as the Ukrainian authorities have carried out grave hostilities against the region following the Crimea crisis in 2014, suppressing their opinions and trying to undermine their right to self-determination.
Less than a month ago, the Donetsk People's Republic Ministry of Coal and Energy said more than 130 mine workers were trapped underground at the Chelyuskintsev and Skochinsky coal mines in the republic as a result of Ukrainian shelling.
Ukrainian troops also shelled a hospital in Donetsk, injuring two medical workers and one civilian, the DPR Territorial Defense Headquarters said.