– 250 civilians killed in Ukraine’s Lugansk during last two months – OSCE (RT, July 19, 2014):
At least 250 civilians were killed and over 850 wounded in June and July in the opposition-controlled city of Lugansk, which is besieged by the Ukrainian military, the daily report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission said.
According to the report, the observers met with members of Lugansk emergency first aid brigade on Thursday.
“The doctors said that in June and July alone there were 250 killed and 850 wounded in the Lugansk region,” the document published Saturday said.
The figures didn’t include civilians killed in close vicinity of combat zones outside the city as well as causalities among those involved in fighting, the report pointed.
The medics also told the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) that “increasingly more people were being killed by booby traps and mines.”