At least eighty percent of the people killed in the fighting in Donbass were civilians, DNR envoy Denis Pushilin said at the ceremony for unveiling a monument of the citizens of the self-proclaimed republic who fell in the war.
"This monument will not let people forget the crimes of the Kiev regime and re-write history. Eighty percent of all people killed in the fighting wee civilians. We will only learn the final figures when the war is over. The war is not over yet," he said.
"A plate with the victims' names will be installed at the place where the memorial stone for killed civilians was laid down today. We estimate their number at 6,000 to 10,000. The number of civilians is much higher than the number of militia with weapons in their hands. We will not forget those crimes committed by Kyiv and we will bring them up at the international level," Andrei Purgin, chairman of the DPR People's Council, said at the ceremony for unveiling a monument.
Purgin said further bombings by Kiev cannot be ruled out. "We cannot rule anything our, but we want to hope that it will not happen again. It should be regarded as an act of genocide of people based on region of residence," he said.
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