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Over 450 civilians killed in Luhansk since May — health minister

October 30, 2014, 10:05 UTC+3 LUGANSK
Since May, the total number of those affected has reached 2,973, with 2,514 of them wounded, health minister Larisa Ayrapetyan said
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LUHANSK, October 30. /TASS/. The armed conflict in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has killed 456 civilians and wounded another 2,500 since May, the local health minister said on Thursday.

“Since May, the total number of those affected has reached 2,973, with 2,514 of them wounded. Another 456 people have been killed as a result of armed actions,” Larisa Ayrapetyan, who is running for the head of the self-proclaimed republic on November 2, said.

The United Nations said as of October 21, a total of 3,724 people have been killed and 9,205 others wounded during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.2 million people currently remain in the conflict zone.

Some 830,000 citizens have fled Ukraine for Russia, while 450,000 of them have applied for a refugee status or temporary asylum, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Yevgeny Zagaynov said.

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