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GENEVA, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights is urging Kiev to investigate reports on arbitrary detentions, kidnappings and tortures being resorted to in the country's east by battalions accountable to Ukraine's Defence and Interior Ministries, says a regular report of the UN Office's monitoring mission in Ukraine. Itar-Tass got access to the UN report.
The document, which is to be officially published later on Friday, reads as follows: "The monitoring mission has received reports on human rights violations committed by territorial defence battalions, which are subordinated to the Defence Ministry, and by special battalions subordinated to the Interior Ministry. This includes instances of arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and tortures".