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UN: 9,000 Killed in Ukraine Conflict, but Now Violence Eases


GENEVA—More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new cease-fire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.

The office of High Commissioner for Human Rights said a “cease-fire within a cease-fire” agreed in late August and subsequent withdrawal of heavy weapons from front lines has calmed violence between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.
OHCHR cautioned in its 12th monitoring report on the Ukraine conflict that skirmishes in early November along the contact line have fanned fears of a possible resumption …read more

Source: The Epoch Times

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