Eighty civilians have been killed, 250 injured in the Lugansk People’s Republic in strikes by Kiev forces since the contact line situation escalated on February 17, the LPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said.
“Three hundred and thirty-three civilians have become victims of Ukrainian armed formations aggression in the designated period; of those, 80 were killed and 250 were wounded. Three children were killed and another 25 were wounded in artillery attacks,” the JCCC said.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The Donbass peace talks participants have announced ceasefire more than 20 times since the autumn of 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce, opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars, and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *t*ie