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Several civilians died in clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk region, its Ukrainian regional governor Pavlo Kirilenko said today, BTA reports.

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In his Telegram post, Kirilenko reported that three people were killed and nine were wounded in territory under Ukrainian control.

People died in the villages of Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Soledar.

"There is no populated place in Donetsk region that is not shelled or is safe or relatively safe," the regional governor said in another televised statement.

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One civilian was killed in the town of Khoryvka, which is under the control of pro-Russian separatists - according to their data, five other people were wounded in shelling by Ukrainian forces.

According to the government in Kyiv, since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the number of civilians killed in the areas of Donetsk region under Ukrainian control is 642, and the wounded are over 1,600. In the territories under the control of the separatists, according to their statistics, the dead civilians are nearly 760, and the wounded - over 2,400.

It is not possible to independently verify this information.

The UN has officially registered more than 5,200 civilians killed since the start of the war five months ago, but the number is steadily rising.

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