101 LPR residents killed in Ukrainian artillery attacks since February 24 - JCCC

Military&Defence 
One hundred and one civilians have been killed in the Lugansk People’s Republic in artillery attacks by Kiev forces since the beginning of the special military operation (SVO) in February, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes (JCCC) said.

“Four hundred and fifteen civilians have become victims of Ukrainian armed formations aggression in the designated period (since the beginning of the SVO); of those, 101 were killed and 314 were wounded. Seven children were killed and another 27 were wounded in artillery attacks,” the JCCC said.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Earlier, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance. On July 3, the LPR militia and Russian armed forces fully liberated the LPR territory from Ukrainian armed formations.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force. *i*t
 

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