The UN recorded more than 33 thousand of deaths and injuries in the Donbass for 3 months

ООН зафиксировала более 33 тыс. смертей и ранений на Донбассе за 3 месяца

Donbass. Photo from the archive.

The UN recorded more than 33 thousand cases of injuries and deaths in the Donbass region over the 3 months. This was at the briefing said the Chairman of the UN monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine Fiona Fraser.

Fraser noted that during this period, there were 2 peak escalation: November-December 2016 and end of January-beginning of February 2017

“In the period from November 16, 2016 February 15, 2017, we registered 130 of conflict-related casualties among civilians. Among them, 23 of the 107 death and wounds. 65% of these deaths and injuries were caused by shelling. Although the number of losses decreased compared with the previous reporting period, they are much more than for this period last year,” said Fraser

Fraser noted that the parties to the conflict must do more to protect civilians, to cease fire and withdraw heavy weapons.

During the reporting period was documented over 33 thousand 146 casualties among civilians, Ukrainian soldiers and militants.

We will remind, according to the OSCE, in the ATO zone since the beginning of the year killed 16 civilians.

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