According to Cennsor.NET Human Rights Watchpublished a report on medical apect of the conflict in EasternUkraine.
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"Pro-Russian insurgents' attacks on medicalunits and personnel are putting sick and vulnerable people andthose who care for them at risk," said Yulia Gorbunova, Europe andCentral Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "This appallingdisregard of people who are sick or wounded can be deadly and needsto stop immediately."
Human Rights Watch has also documented attacks on hospitals byexplosive weapons that killed at least two medical staff. While thecircumstances suggest Ukrainian armed forces launched some of theseattacks, further investigation is needed to determineresponsibility.
Medical units are civilian objects with special protections underthe laws of war. They include hospitals, clinics, medical centersand similar facilities, and ambulances and other medicaltransportation, whether military or civilian. Parties to a conflictmust ensure that medical personnel are not endangered or harmed,and hospitals and ambulances are not attacked, damaged, ormisused.
Insurgents seized wards to treat wounded insurgent fighters in atleast two hospitals: the Kalinin Hospital in Donetsk and the LeninCity Hospital in Sloviansk. In the Lenin City Hospital and in theSemyonovka psychiatric hospital, insurgents also stole or destroyedsurgical equipment, furniture, and, in the Lenin City Hospital,patient files. While the laws of war do not explicitly prohibitrequisition of civilian hospitals for treatment of woundedfighters, such requisition should not be detrimental to patients.In all cases, the wards were in regular use by the hospitals, andthe seizure inevitably had a negative effect on the treatment ofcivilian patients, Human Rights Watch said.