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Loss of civilian lives increasing in Eastern Ukraine UN

Aug 29, 2014    

Geneva Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both independence-seeking rebels and Ukrainian troops in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday in a new report.The report, which covers the period July 16 to August 17, expressed dismay over the killing and wounding of civilians who are trapped in urban areas or attempting to flee the fighting in eastern Ukraine using "safe" corridors established by the government, Xinhua reported.It documented a wide...

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