Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"At least 356 dead in Ukraine clashes so far"

MOSCOW -- At 365 persons, 257 of them civilians, have died since the beginning of military operations Ukrainian authorities launched in Lugansk and Donetsk.
(Beta/AP, file)
(Beta/AP, file) quoted United Nations data to report that 14 children are among the dead.
The report was prepared by the UN special commission in Ukraine and presented by Gianni Magazzeni, head of European Department of the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, said the website.

The remaining 86 victims are the servicemen of Ukrainian army, including several dozen paratroopers and nine crew members of Ilyushin-76 who died in the recent plane crash not far from Lugansk airport.

Earlier on Wednesday Russia’s Investigative Committee presented its data on the conflict so far to say that "over 100 civilians have been killed, 200 injured and hundreds of homes destroyed in Kiev’s military campaign in eastern Ukraine."

The Investigative Committee intends to launch an investigation against the governor of Dnepropetrovsk, Igor Kolomoysky, and the Ukrainian interior minister, Arsen Avakov, RT reported.

According to the committee, "starting from April 12, Avakov and Kolomoysky organized and managed the military operation carried out by the Ukrainian military, the National Guard and Right Sector armed fighters, and the Dnepr special forces of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, created and financed by Kolomoysky."

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