UN reports on victims-to-be in Donbas due to unexploded ordnance
11:06, 1 November 2015

UN reports on victims-to-be in Donbas due to unexploded ordnance

UN announced the main threat to civilians after the armistice in Eastern Ukraine

11:06, 1 November 2015

United Nations report that nine people were killed, 34 were injured in Eastern Ukraine in September 2015, which is twice less than in the period from February 16 to August 15. This is stated in the report of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

It is noted that after the ceasefire start in Donbas on September 1, the number of civilian casualties was curtailed drastically.

The report states that the main threat to the civilian population shifted from direct violence to explosive remnants of war and improvised landmines and similar devices.

According to UN, in September, 81% of civilian casualties were caused by mine explosions.

Earlier, the UN resumed humanitarian operations in the territories beyond the control of the government in the Luhansk region, three months after its suspension.

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