Twelve civilians killed in Donbas in three months - UN

Twelve civilians killed in Donbas in three months - UN

The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission has recorded 105 civilian casualties (12 people killed and 93 injured) in eastern Ukraine over the reporting period from May 16 to August 15, 2018.

Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fiona Fraser said this, while presenting a quarterly report entitled "Human Rights in Ukraine," an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Fraser, in the period from May 16 to August 15 the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission recorded 105 civilian casualties, which was 30% more than in the previous reporting period and 37% less than in the same period in 2017. This confirms that the conduct of hostilities is unpredictable, the situation varies every day, and this makes the civilian population live in constant anxiety and danger, she said.

The UN representative also said that the shelling caused 50% of civilian casualties. Most fatalities occurred between mid-May and late June, until the so-called "bread truce" came into force.

In addition, Fraser said hand grenades, trip wires and mines, as well as explosive remnants of war, were the causes of losses among the civilian population.


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