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Eight people killed in July in the conflict zone in Donbas
15:06, 3 August 2016
Eight people killed in July in the conflict zone in Donbas

Number of civilians killed in July in armed conflict in the Donbas, reached a record level since August last year - according to the UNHCHR Zeid Raad al-Hussein

15:06, 3 August 2016

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The number of civilians killed in July in armed conflict in the Donbas, reached a record level since August last year. This was stated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein, according to BBC.

According to the UN, from 1 to 31 July, 8 people were killed and 65 injured 65 in the conflict zone in Donbas region. This is a record figure since August 2015.

As noted, most of the people were hit by the shelling, including, using allegedly weapons banned by Minsk Agreement.

See also: Donbas: Pro-Russia rebels use 152 mm artillery to shell Pisky, Donetsk region

According to the UN estimates, that from April 2014 killed 9,553 people were killed in Donbas, nearly 2 thousand of them were civilians.

"A large number of victims, which we have recorded in recent weeks indicates that neither Ukrainian forces nor armed groups take necessary measures to protect the civilian population," - says the report published on the website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

However, the UN report states that both sides in the Donbas rob homes of civilians, shell them or use schools and hospitals to fit their needs.

See also: Donbas conflict: 80 people released from captivity over past year, - Gherashchenko
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