Number of victims among Donbas civilians increases by 50% in six months, - UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

62 victims of attacks were spotted during the reporting period
09:02, 24 September 2021

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The deterioration of the situation with human rights in Donbas is observed since February 1 until July 31, 2021, in comparison with the previous six months as the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine reported.

Particularly, the observers of the UN monitoring mission spotted 62 victims of attacks among the civilians during the reporting period – 15 deceased and 47 wounded. It is by 51% more than during the previous six months.

Related: Donbas militants violate ceasefire once on September 23

Besides, two people died and 14 were wounded from July 31 until September 20 as a result of the combat actions in the east of Ukraine. The rates for August and September 2021 are the highest since June 2020.

Moreover, the report state about 22 cases of threats and attacks on journalists and other mass media workers, human rights activists, LGBT representatives or their supporters, and representatives of ethnic minorities. 21 cases of hate speech incidents were spotted, six of them aimed against Roma and six more against LGBT persons.

Related: Ukraine's Security Service finds three caches with explosives and ammunition in Donbas

Earlier, the OSCE reported an average of 273 ceasefire violations per day in eastern Ukraine during the first two weeks of September, which is 30% more than in August. 

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