During a briefing Alexander Hug, the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine stated that 29 civilians had been killed in the occupied part of Donbas during the first 6 months of 2018.
According to his words, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission confirmed that during the period of 1 January-1 July 2018 161 civilians became victims: 29 people were killed and 132 people were wounded.
Alexander Hug also informed that OSCE Special Monitoring Mission continued investigating the case of shelling of teenagers by the militants on the temporarily occupied part of Donbas.
Previously, during a briefing on 2 August 2018 Dmytro Hutsuliak, spokesman of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine informed that the Russian servicemen fired into a crowd of teenagers in Horlivka, Donetsk oblast. As a result several teenagers were wounded.
According to the data of Defence Intelligence, Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, illegal actions by the Russian proxies towards the civilians of the occupied territories of Donbas have become more frequent.