© RIA Novosti / Valeriy Melnikov
People in Lugansk after an artillery attack on July 18, 2014.
At least 250 civilians were killed and over 850 wounded in June and July in the opposition-controlled city of Lugansk, which is besieged by the Ukrainian military, the daily report by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission said.
According to the report, the observers met with members of Lugansk emergency first aid brigade on Thursday.
"The doctors said that in June and July alone there were 250 killed and 850 wounded in the Lugansk region," the document published Saturday said.
The figures didn't include civilians killed in close vicinity of combat zones outside the city
as well as causalities among those involved in fighting, the report pointed.
The medics also told the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) that "increasingly more people were being killed by booby traps and mines."
The situation in Lugansk and Donetsk Regions "remained tense with on-going fighting around the city of Luhansk," the observers said.
The report says the "SMM heard the sound of a shell hitting a garage," while patrolling the center of Lugansk.
When the mission arrived on the scene, they found "one man killed lying on the pavement; the garage and a car were totally demolished."
On Saturday night, air sirens started off in Lugansk as a fighter jet was spotted in the skies following a brief mortar shelling. Friday attacks
took 15 lives while over 50 more were injured, local authorities said.