Accountability for killings in Ukraine from January 2014 to May 2016

Report from UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. A new UN report released Thursday describes the widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014 and highlights the very limited accountability that has taken place.

The report, which was prepared by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine*, states that the armed conflict in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, “fuelled by the inflow of foreign fighters and weapons from the Russian Federation, accounts for the majority of violations of the right to life in Ukraine over the last two years,” claiming up to 2,000 civilian lives. Close to 90 per cent of conflict-related civilian deaths have resulted from indiscriminate shelling of residential areas.

http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OHCHRThematicReportUkraineJan2014-May2016_EN.pdf

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