The number of inhabitants of Donetsk almost back to the level that was before the beginning of hostilities in the Donbass, recently returned to the city of over 300 thousand people, said the mayor Igor Martynov.
"August 2014 - then there 500-520 thousand inhabitants, currently 850 thousand, 300 thousand returned. The citizens are gradually returning. You can see the number of cars in the g ... 100 thousand, which is not enough, it is those who have the financial ability to afford to reside in other jurisdictions. This part of the residents left and, I think, forever, "says Martynov RIA" Novosti ".
He added that almost 3 months after the announced 1 September truce situation in the city remains about the stable, but attacks on the outskirts in the frontline villages were and remain." Every week I go to the area of the second site, Putilovsky bridge. Sitting in the center, like can't hear anything, go back and practice was never that they were not fighting, nonstop, all the time. Yes, it's not the full action that had previously been, tanks no, but the eighties mortars, small arms, " - said Martynov. From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal in the Donbass weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process occurs in stages. Order challenge: at 1st turn, – the part of the line of contact in the LNR, including Lugansk (sector "North" ), then – the remaining part of the front, including DNR (sector South ). Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, victims of the conflict in the East of Ukraine became more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand has Been damaged health.