Deaths mount in Eastern Ukraine after fresh clashes
FIGHTING in eastern Ukraine has claimed almost 100 lives so far this month, despite a ceasefire agreement reached in September, the United Nations has said. The clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces are now at their heaviest since that deal was signed in Minsk.
At least 4,132 people had been killed in eastern Ukraine between April — when the war began — and November 11, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The organisation’s previous situation report had put the death toll at 4,035 as of November 1.
The figure, which includes the civilians who were killed when Flight MH17 was shot down in July, was described as “a very conservative estimate.”