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Security situation in Donbas deteriorating, says senior diplomat

June 03, 2015, 20:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"This puts brake to a certain degree on the operations of monitors since peaceful civilians are suffering from the falling shells," Russia's envoy to OSCE said
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MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. Situation in eastern Ukraine in the sphere of security has deteriorated sharply, Andrei Kelin, Russia's permanent representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Wednesday in an interview with the Rossiya'24 news channel.

"It's true that the situation in the sphere of security has deteriorated there recently," he said. "This puts brake to a certain degree on the operations of monitors since peaceful civilians are suffering from the falling shells and the rules of communications with them are more stringent than with the military."

Sixty civilians wounded in Donetsk shelling

At least of 60 civilians in Donetsk have been injured as a result of shelling attacks, director of the Republican Traumatology Centre Alexander Oprishchenko told the Donetsk news agency on Wednesday.

"Some 60 people with injuries have been admitted to our hospital alone," he said.

According to Oprishchenko, five people are in extremely grave condition. "There are people with varying degrees of injuries, some without arms and legs. Many are now undergoing surgery," he said.

According to the Traumatology Centre head, the hospital has all the needed medicaments for the patients. "The blood bank has also not failed us yet," he added.

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