More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine: UN

March 2, 2015 8:15 AM

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GENEVA (AFP) - More than 6,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in Ukraine last April, the UN rights chief said Monday, decrying a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure."

"More than 6,000 lives have now been lost in less than a year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said in a statement.

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