6,832 people killed, over 17,087 injured since April 2014 in eastern Ukraine, - UN report

Since mid-April 2014 to July 27, 2015, at least 6,832 people (both military and civilians) have been killed and 17,087 have been wounded in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 112 Ukraine TV channel, it is announced in a monthly report of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The report also reads that up to 1.3 million people in conflict-affected areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are estimated to have difficulties in accessing safe drinking water.

"Prices for medicines and food in non government-controlled areas are between 60-100 per cent higher compared to government-controlled areas, meaning civilians are forced to make long and risky journey across the contact line to buy supplies," the UN states.

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The next report on the Donbas will be published in late August.

As reported earlier, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Cécile Pouilly confirmed these figures noting they were quite approximate, and the number of victims could be higher.

The president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that almost 9,000 people were killed in eastern Ukraine.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n348030