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Deaths, Injuries Mount as Ukraine Conflict Enters 4th Year: OHCHR

With the conflict in Ukraine now in its fourth year casualties have mounted substantially in recent months, according to a new report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Between mid-February and mid-May of this year, the period covered, U.N. investigators documented 193 conflict-related civilian casualties, including 36 deaths.

“This is a 48 percent increase over the last reporting period,” said High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein in presenting an oral update on the human rights situation. Speaking to the U.N. Human Rights Council Wednesday, Zeid also said, “The majority of these casualties resulted from shelling, explosive devices …read more

Source: Voice of America

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