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 111 civilians killed in Donbas since beginning of 2017, - UN report

Since the beginning of the year, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) verified 111 civilian casualties (20 deaths and 91 injuries), compared to 51 in November-December 2016.

Censor.NET reports citing report of the OHCHR.

"Insecurity peaked up again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian casualties and humanitarian needs in several locations. Since the beginning of the year, OHCHR verified 111 civilian casualties (20 deaths and 91 injuries), compared to 51 in November-December 2016. Most casualties were caused by shelling from artillery, tanks and Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)," the report reads.

According to the report, damage to houses and vital infrastructure, including electricity, water (with knock on effect on the heating system), as well as schools and health facilities, was also widespread.

Read more: One Ukrainian soldier killed and 12 injured as militants launched 110 attacks, - ATO Staff

According to the water utility company Voda Donbasa, in February alone, over 880,000 people in the conflict-affected area of eastern Ukraine (860,000 in NGCA) experienced water shortages for at least 24 hours. In addition, many more experienced water cuts for several hours.

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