Destructions in Donbas
The occupied territories constitute approximately one third of the entire territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.
Within the administrative borders of Luhansk Oblast, illegal armed groups keep control over the territory with the total area of 8,325 sq.km. The territory includes such as Alchevsk, Antratsyt, Brianka, Krasnyi Luch (Khrustalnyi), Rovenki, Luhansk, Krasnodon (Sorokino), Sverdlovsk (Dovzhansk), Stakhanov (Kadiievka), as well as part of Pervomaisk and Kirovsk, as well as the rayons of Antratsytivsk, Lutuhyno, Perevalsk, Sverdlovsk, Krasnodon, Slavyanoserbsk and 4 village councils in the rayons of Stanichno-Luhansk and Popasna.
According to preliminary data, the following number of people still reside in the occupied territories: in the Donetsk Oblast – from 1,600 thousand to 2,000 thousand people; in the Luhansk Oblast – from 900 thousand to 1,100 thousand people.
Authors: Civil Organization «Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group», Yurii Aseev, Yana Smelianska
Date of publication: September 2016