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UN report: Donbas war death toll at 9,371

Fourteen civilians have been killed over February-May period.

UN report: Donbas war death toll at 9,371
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According to the latest report on the situation in Ukraine by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released on 3 June, at least 9371 people were killed and 21,532 injured in the east of Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict began in mid-April, 2014.

The report, covering the period from 16 February to 15 May 2016, documented 113 conflict-related civilian casualties in the east of Ukraine, of which 14 were killed and 99 injured.

The UN notes that this is a conservative estimate of casualties, which is based on the calculation of the loss in general. This figure includes both the victims of both separatists and Ukrainian military, civilians and even the 298 victims of the disaster of Malaysian Boeing, shot down over Donbas.

The report notes that after two years of conflict, the situation in eastern Ukraine remains fragile and continues to have a major impact on human rights, especially for those living near the contact line and the territories controlled by militant groups.