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 112 civilians killed and 219 wounded due to terrorist attacks in the Donetsk region in January - Interior Ministry

112 civilians were killed by the militants’ assaults in the Donetsk region in January, including six children.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Main Directorate in the Donetsk region head Viacheslav Abroskin wrote on his page on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The civilians living on the territory of local councils of Debaltseve, Mariupol, Avdiivka, Dzerzhynsk, Marinka, Volnovakha, Artemivsk, Yasynuvata, and Telmanove are subjected to constant terrorists' shelling. 112 civilians, including six children aged 2 to 16 were killed in January due to the militants' shelling and terrorist attacks; 219 people were injured, including 18 children. The militants have committed two bloody terrorist attacks in the Donetsk region (government-controlled territory) since the beginning of the year: 12 people were killed and 19 were wounded near Volnovakha on Jan. 13; 30 civilians were killed and 117 were injured in Mariupol on Jan. 24. The number of victims of the artillery strike on Skhidnyi residential neighborhood of Mariupol is being specified - these figures are not final," he wrote.

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"Over 5,000 law enforcement officers and more than 2,000 troops of the forces affiliated to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry from other regions are keeping peace in the region. 163 strategic objects (TPPs, railway and road bridges, overcrossings, and critical infrastructure facilities) are under 24-hour guard. Skhidnyi residential neighborhood of Mariupol is also taken under 24-hour guard by 300 policemen in order to prevent looting. The Donetsk region police officers together with the National Guard of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, volunteer battalions, and affiliated forces' servicemen from other regions of Ukraine are serving at 59 checkpoints," the head of the Donetsk region police said.

"A good cooperation and intelligent coordination between the representatives of all law enforcement agencies were achieved in the M sector through the sector head's skillful direction. The prevention measures to identify the members of illegal armed groups on government-controlled territory of Ukraine are carried out," he wrote.

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"We are getting rid of employees who have discredited the law enforcement agencies by their unlawful actions. 6,968 employees were fired from the law enforcement agencies in the region, including 494 officers who were dismissed for discrediting actions. The 'internal purging' is underway," Abroskin stated.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n322792