Permanent representative of the USA to the UN Samantha Power does not believe that the vast number of peaceful population in the Donbass damaged from the actions of the Ukrainian security forces.
"It's highly unlikely, based on the reports of the UN and the OSCE," - said the Power at the hearings before the Committee on international relations of the house of commissioners.
so the envoy answered the question of a member of the division of Dana Rorabacher that only one of the participants asked to be whether that the majority of civilians in Eastern Ukraine was damaged from the shelling of the security forces. However, she was unable to say how many people died from the militia and did not specify what data the UN and the OSCE does she mean, RIA " Novosti ". Power also announced the official figure of deaths in the conflict, which leads the UN, but expressed the view that the real number of victims is higher, because the militia as if " do not allow (experts) on its territory." With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People.