Civilian casualties increased in eastern Ukraine – the United Nations

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The number of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine increased by half, as a result of active hostilities and damage to infrastructure facilities.

This is reported by UA with the reference to the presentation of the Head of the United Nations Monitoring Mission for Human Rights in Ukraine Matilda Bogner.

She stated this during the 32nd report on human rights for the monitoring period from February 1 to July 31, 2021.

Since the beginning of the new monitoring period on February 1 of this year until September 20 the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine recorded 17 civilian deaths as a result of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine.

“The All-Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights recorded 62 civilian casualties from February 1 to July 31, 2021: 15 killed and 47 wounded. This is 51% more than in the previous six months”- said the head of the Monitoring Mission.

According to Matilda Bogner, there is an increase in civilian casualties due to active hostilities now. From the end of the reporting period to September 20, as a result of active hostilities, 16 civilian casualties were recorded: two dead and 14 wounded.

These monthly rates are the highest since June 2020 – Bogner noted.

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