More Ukrainians died in car crashes in 2016 than in fighting in Donbas

More Ukrainians died in car crashes in 2016 than in fighting in Donbas

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Last year, more than 3,000 people died in car crashes in Ukraine which is four times larger than the number of casualties in the ATO area in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said this at the Cabinet’s meeting on Friday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"In 2016, almost 155,000 road accidents happened in Ukraine, of which more than 25,000 resulted in fatalities or injuries. Last year, 32,000 people got injured and 3,187 people died in car crashes," Avakov said.

At the same time, he added that 763 soldiers and law enforcers had been killed in the area of conduct of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine last year. "That is, the number of road fatalities in Ukraine was four times larger than the number of casualties in Donbas last year," the minister stated.

According to him, 117,000 traffic accidents occurred during the first 9 months of this year, as a result of which 2,317 people got injured and died.

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