Censor.NET reports citing Voice of America.
A new report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile two years into the war between Russian-backed armed separatists and the government.
The report accuses the armed rulers of eastern Ukraine of widespread human rights violations and abuses. It says 2.7 million civilians living under their control have no freedom of expression, assembly and association.
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U.N. Human Rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani reported about a worrying increase in heavy weaponry near the front line.
There have been strongly credible reports of servicemen from across the border from Russia coming into and out of Ukrainian territory, Shamdasani said. The same goes for heavy weaponry as well. There have been very credible reports, she said.
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According to the report, 9,371 people have died and 21,523 more suffered injuries since the beginning of hostilities in the Donbas.