5 million residents of Ukraine’s eastern regions are suffering from armed conflict, as Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, says, the website of the organization reports.
According to Gilmore, around 5 million resident of the eastern regions suffer from combat actions alongside the demarcation line.
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that around 700,000 people who live in the uncontrolled regions do not have access to their pensions. Besides, she noted that Russia is violating human rights in Crimea imposing Russian citizenship on the resident of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or deporting prisoners to Russia.
“In an appeal to the Government of Ukraine, the Deputy High Commissioner also noted that it was five years since dozens of demonstrators were killed in Kiev and Odessa, and yet no-one has been prosecuted,” the message reads.
Gilmore called such circumstances of the case “continuing impunity”, which according to her impedes reaching the long-term goal – to enhance justice and peace.
As it was reported, 3,332 cases of death among civilians was recorded in Donbas since April 2014 till June 9, 2019. Over 7,000 were injured.