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DONETSK, January 11. /TASS/. Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Donbass, 2,251 people, including 35 children under 18, have been killed in the Donetsk region, a human rights commissioner said.
“According only to the official data, 2,251 people, including 35 children under 18, have died in the region over the period of fighting,” Daria Morozova, the Donetsk republic’s human rights commissioner, told the Donetsk News agency on Sunday.
The total damage was estimated at about 1,3 billion hryvnia ($82.25 million) in 2014. More than 7,200 infrastructure installations have been damaged or destroyed, Morozova said.
The city of Donetsk has been hit most severely, where 4,073 infrastructure facilities have been destroyed. The damage is estimated at 818.8 million hryvnia ($52 million).
Makeevka has suffered severe damage from Ukrainian armed forces’ shellings that hit 956 installations in the city. The damage is estimated at 143.6 million hryvnia ($nine million).
The human rights commissioner said 4,472 apartment buildings and houses were destroyed in the region in 2014. Shellings also destroyed 445 electro-transmission line sections and stations, 136 heat facilities and 30 water supply, 1,469 gas supply and eleven sewage systems.
Social facilities were also seriously damaged - shells hit 50 hospitals and medical centres, 209 schools and other educational institutions and some cultural centres, Morozova said.