80 LPR residents killed in Ukrainian army strikes since February 17 - JCCC

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Eighty civilians have been killed 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 twenty-nine civilians have become victims of Ukrainian armed formations aggression in the designated period; of those 80 were killed and 249 were wounded. Three children were killed and another 23 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regularly violated the truce opening fire with large caliber artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn from the contact line under the accords. *i*s

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