KYIV (QHA) -

Since the beginning of hostilities in the east of Ukraine, 2 thousand 725 civilians have been killed, the Head of the UN Monitoring Mission for Human Rights in Ukraine Fiona Fraser reported.

She noted that among the dead were about 140 children.

"For the entire period of the conflict, from April 14, 2014 to May 15, 2018, at least 2,725 civilians were killed: 1,568 men, 961 women, 93 boys, 47 girls and 56 adults of unestablished sex," Fraser specified.

The Head of the UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights went on saying that if you count the downed Malaysian Boeing MH17, which crash resulted in the deaths of 298 people, including 80 children, the death toll in the Donbas comprises 3 thousand 23 people.

Moreover, about 7-9 thousand civilians were injured in the east of Ukraine.

QHA reported that during the year as a result of shelling in the Donbas, 32 civilians were killed. Because of the shelling, 211 houses, 36 infrastructure facilities and 12 vehicles were damaged and destroyed.

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