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One of the Telegram channels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has given civilian casualty figures for the last 24 hours, stating that 11 settlements in the territory it claims to control were fired upon by Ukrainian forces. It claims that four people were killed, three injured, and that seven houses and three civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged.
The claims have not been independently verified. Russia, Syria and North Korea are the only UN member states to recognise the Donetsk People’s Republic as a legitimate authority.
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