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At least 70 civilians die in eastern Ukraine every day — UN

August 13, 2014, 17:44 UTC+3 GENEVA
At least 2,086 civilians were killed and 4,953 wounded during clashes between government forces and militias in eastern Ukraine from mid-April to August 10
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GENEVA, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has noted the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

At least 70 civilians are dying or receiving wounds in east Ukraine every day, the OHCHR told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday, adding that 41 civilians were killed and 143 wounded on August 7.

At least 2,086 civilians were killed and 4,953 wounded during clashes between government forces and militias in eastern Ukraine from mid-April to August 10, it said.

Casualties have almost doubled since the previous OHCHR report 18 days ago to 1,129 people as of July 26.

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