3,200 LPR civilians killed as a result of Kiev’s aggression since 2014 - ombudsperson

Military&Defence  Society 
Some 3,200 civilians including 57 children have been killed in Kiev’s aggression against the Lugansk People’s Republic since 2014, LPR ombudsperson Viktoria Serdyukova said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.
“In the period from 2014 to the beginning of the special military operation in February 2022, 2,269 civilians were killed including 35 children and some 8,000 were wounded including 90 children,” Serdyukova said.  “More than 25,000 civil infrastructure facilities were ruined or damaged.”
 According to her information, more than 900 civilians including 21 children were killed in 2022 after the beginning of the special military operation, and another 1,113 were wounded, including 58 children.
The recording of Kiev’s war crimes is ongoing, she added.
In January 2023, 21 people including one child were killed in the Republic and another 49 civilians including one child were wounded; 183 infrastructure facilities were damaged, the ombudsperson said.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression on February 24, 2022. Prior to that, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance.
The Lugansk People’s Republic became a part of Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum. *i*ie





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