In Donbass 9 940 people were killed, 23.5 thousand were injured – UN

Since April 2014, 9 940 people were killed in the Donbass and 23 455 were injured.

Such information was announced by the Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Ms. Fiona Fraser during the presentation of the 17th report on human rights situation with Ukraine.

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The data includes the Ukrainian military, civilians and members of armed groups.

About 2,000 people killed because of fighting are civilians, the UN reported.
“We documented 130 civilian deaths related to the conflict in Ukraine in the period of November 16, 2016 and February 15, 2017”, said Ms. Fraser.

The number of wounded civilians is estimated at 7 to 9 thousand people.

“What does it mean? It says that the parties still have to do much more to protect civilians. They have to do what they have promised in Minsk for the strict observance of the ceasefire agreement and to withdraw weaponry and personnel from the line of contact”, the Head of the Monitoring Mission emphasized.

The published Report also indicates that the outbreaks of hostilities at the end of 2016, and a sharp deterioration of the situation during late January and early February 2017 caused damage to vital civil infrastructure, including schools and medical facilities, endangering civilians and stopping water, electricity and heating supplies at low temperatures. A large number of ceasefire violations, documented daily by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, indicate that weapons systems, ammunition, armored combat vehicles and related materials continued to be in the conflict zone, particularly in urban areas, fueling conflict and worsening situation with human rights.

As it is known, as of December 1, 2016, according to the UN, at least 9 758 people died in the Donbass, more than 2 thousand of them were civilians. Another 22,800 people were injured.

 

Source: Center for Information on Human Rights

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