Wednesday, August 3, 2016

UN: Civilian Casualties Highest In A Year In Ukraine

The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights. Photo/ UNHCR

Reuters: Civilian casualties highest in a year in Ukraine: U.N. rights boss

Civilian casualties from shelling, mines and booby traps in eastern Ukraine are at their highest in a year as government forces and pro-Moscow separatists constantly violate a ceasefire, the U.N. rights boss said on Wednesday.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said at least 69 civilians had been killed or wounded in June, double the figure for the previous month, with the figure at 73 in July.

Casualties in eastern Ukraine casualties were the highest since August 2015, Zeid said in a statement.

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WNU Editor: I am still surprised that this conflict has not exploded to the levels of 2014 - 2015. But many on both sides now want to restart the war, and with world attention elsewhere, the necessary political pressure to find a resolution to this conflict is simply not there.

More News On The Rise Of Civilian casualties In The Ukraine War

UN warns of escalating tension in eastern Ukraine as casualties hit highest since last August -- UN News Centre
UN Records Highest Casualties in Eastern Ukraine in a Year -- AP
UN Records Highest Civilian Casualties In Eastern Ukraine In A Year -- RFE
UN rings alarm bells on record number of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine -- Ukraine Today

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