At least 2 500 civilians died since beginning of Donbas Conflict, - UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

The UN notes the decrease of the number of the victims among the civilians in Donbas during the last 5 months
13:39, 12 December 2017

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At least 2 523 civilians died since the beginning of the armed Donbas Conflict (April 14, 2014 – November 15, 2017). It is stated in the 20th UN report on Human Rights in Ukraine as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

According to the information, there are 1399 men, 837 women, 91 boys, 47 girls and 149 unidentified people among the perished. Also, 298 civilians that died in the result of the MH17 plane crash were included in this list.

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Moreover, from 7 000 up to 9 000 of the civilians were wounded in the result of the Donbas Conflict.

The UN notes the decrease of the number of the victims among the civilians in Donbas during the last 5 months.

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‘The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 87 victims of the armed conflict among the civilians in Donbas (15 perished, 72 wounded) since August 16, 2017’, the report said.

The UN specified that is less by 48% in the comparison with the previous period of the report (May 16-August 15, 2017). It is emphasized that the harvest ceasefire provided the decrease of the number of the victims.

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‘The OHCHR continues to urge all sides of the conflict to immediately cease fire and fulfill all commitments provided by the Minsk Agreements, including the assigning of the heavy arms and disengagement of the forces and equipment’, the UN concluded.

As we reported the UN reported on 161 victims of armed conflict among the civilian population: 26 people were killed and 135 people were wounded (a little more than a half of all cases are related to shelling).

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