The population of Donetsk currently has 600 thousand, whereas before the military operation of the Ukrainian security forces, it was presumably 950 thousand People, said the former mayor Oleksandr Lukyanchenko.
"in non-stop has a population of about 600 thousand People ", - said the Mayor, informs " 112 Ukraine ".
As they say, the former Mayor said that in reducing the inhabitants are guilty not only of the Ukrainian troops and militias. Lukyanchenko left Donetsk in the midst of the armed conflict. He first said that to blame for the seizure of the Donetsk militias. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are 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. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce 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.