Population of the territory of Donetsk region controlled by the Ukrainian authorities decreased by 12.4 thousand in the period from January to July, -. reports the Main Department of Statistics in the region.
Thus, the actual population of the region, according to the data based on state registration of births and deaths and changes of residence, as of August 1st, 2016 amounted to 4252.8 thousand.
"In the period from January to July the population decreased by 12.4 thousand people (excluding the part of the antiterrorist operation area), including due to the natural reduction of 10.7 thousand and 1.7 thousand due to migration," - said the statement.
11,0 thousand newborns and 21,7 deceased were registered in the period from January to July in the region (excluding the part of antiterrorist operation area).