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Russian aggresssion in Donbas took 11 thousand lives, says Poroshenko

According to the UN, 10,000 people died.

Russian aggresssion in Donbas took 11 thousand lives, says Poroshenko
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President Petro Poroshenko said that 11 thousand people have died in Donbas since the beginning of hostilities in 2014.

"Only in the last two days, the aggressor killed eight of our defenders, and overall russian aggression took 11 thousand Ukrainian lives," Poroshenko said during a joint press conference with President of Belarus Oleksandr Lukashenko on 21 July.

According to the latest count of the victims of the war in Donbas by the UN, released on June 13, at least 10,090 people, including 2,777 civilians, have been killed and 23,966 wounded since the beginning of the conflict in Donbas in mid-April 2014 and until May 15, 2017.

The figure includes both the deceased separatists and the Ukrainian military, civilians and 298 victims of the catastrophe of the Malaysian Boeing, shot down over Donbas.