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 Over 6,000 people killed during the war in Donbas - UN report

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The number of victims of the war in the Eastern Ukraine has exceeded 6,000 people.

According to Censor.NET, this is stated in the report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), released yesterday.

"Full data on the victims of the recent escalation of hostilities (from mid-January to mid-February, 2015 - ed.) has not been received yet. In total, since the beginning of the conflict in mid-April 2014 and to March 19, 2015, the deaths of 6,072 people had been documented with 15,345 wounded," the OCHA report notes.

A week ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported 5,934 dead and 15,300 wounded.

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The OCHA stressed that the casualty data provided by the UN mission on monitoring the human rights situation in Ukraine and the World Health Organization (WHO) is modest. The statistics are based on information provided by the Ukrainian authorities and medical institutions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"United Nations mission on human rights in Ukraine and the World Health Organization admit that the actual death toll is much higher," the report reads.

On March 6, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Yurii Serheiev said that since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation in April 2014, 1,541 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 6,226 were wounded.

 
 
 
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