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A Ukrainian serviceman shoots with a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
A Ukrainian serviceman shoots with a grenade launcher during fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

One hundred servicemen and civilians have been killed in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic since the beginning of the year in shelling by Ukrainian troops, the press service of the DPR’s human rights ombudswoman Darya Morozova said on Friday.

"In a period from January 1 to April 6, 2017, one hundred people, including 90 servicemen and ten civilians were killed in the Donetsk People’s Republic," the Donetsk News Agency quoted it as saying.

A Ukrainian serviceman prepares ammunition for the fighting with pro-Russia forces in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Apart from that, according to the press service, as many as 197 people, including 90 civilians of whom 18 were children under 18, were wounded over that period.

In all, since the outbreak of the conflict a total of 4,389 people, including 597 women, have been killed in the DPR.

(Source: TASS)