The current armed conflict in eastern Ukraine is actually the worst war in Europe since the Yugoslavian crisis in the 1990s. Kurt Volker, the U.S. Envoy in Ukraine's affairs said that as quoted by Ukrinform news agency.
'The situation that has been dealing damage to the population of Eastern Ukraine is still horrible. This is the war that goes on in Europe. It already led to a huge number of deaths since the War in the Balkans in the 1990s, and it led to a huge number of refugees emerging due to the war in Europe - more than ever since WWII', Volker claimed.
Besides, according to him, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine already took more lives of Ukrainian soldiers than the War in Afghanistan did (regarding the U.S. military, - 112 International).
The worst thing in the entire conflict is the suffering of civilians, the U.S. Envoy in Ukraine's affairs said. 'They suffer from the absence of freedom in the occupied areas; they die because of mines and explosive items; they face the constant threat of hunger, lack of drinking water and diseases; and these threats grow all the time', the U.S. diplomat said.