Number of victims in Donbas doubled since late 2016, — UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

United Nations confirmed 111 victims among civilian population since the beginning of the year
10:54, 5 March 2017

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a report saying the number of deaths and wounded civilians as a result of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine doubled in the first two months of 2017 compared to November-December 2016.

"The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) confirmed 111 victims among civilian population (20 killed and 91 wounded) since the beginning of the year, compared to 51 in November-December 2016," the report reads.

The document also says that people died or got wounded mostly because of artillery shelling as well as tank and multiple rocket launcher fire.

Apart from that it is specified that more that 2 thousand civilians were killed and up to 7 thousand got wounded since the beginning of the military conflict in Donbas.

"These are careful estimates of the OHCHR, based on available information. We believe that the real number of victims is higher," the department noted.

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