A report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Ukraine indicates that civilians and infrastructures were subject to “cruel devastation”
Over 6.000 people were killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict in the separatist East, in April 2014, announced on Monday the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, who at the same time denounced “the ruthless devastation that targeted the civilians”.
„Over 6.000 people have already lost their lives in less than a year because of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine”, stated the UN High Commissioner in a statement released in Geneva, according to AFP.
He also added that a report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Ukraine indicates that civilians and infrastructures were subject to “cruel devastation”. “Vulnerable groups, women, children, elders, are affected the most”, reported the UN Commissioner.
Zeid Raad Al Hussein stressed that “it is imperative that all parties (involved in the Ukrainian conflict) comply with the decisions contained in the Minsk agreements and stop the bombardments and other hostilities which have created a catastrophic situation for civilians, by severely breaking international humanitarian and human rights laws.”
The report also denounces the arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances perpetrated by the armed groups, but, in some cases, also by the Ukrainian forces. The text also highlights the difficult situation of the thousands of people who had to resettle in the country because of the conflict.