Almost 7,000 civilians killed in war in Ukraine: President Poroshenko 


May 8, Kiev: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that almost 7,000 civilians have died and that a thousand more remain unaccounted for as a result of the unrest that has gripped the country over the past year.

Speaking before parliament Friday, Poroshenko said that 1,657 Ukrainian troops had died in fighting with the Russian-backed separatists seeking the breakaway of two eastern regions.

Poroshenko’s figures mark a major upward revision of earlier estimates.

An uneasy cease-fire has been in place since mid-February, but it has been spoiled by regular violations.

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