Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine

November 20, 2014 5:33 PM

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A new United Nations report found the presence of large numbers of sophisticated weapons as well as foreign fighters, including Russian soldiers, have led to a worsening of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine.

The report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said serious human rights violations persist in eastern Ukraine despite a tenuous cease-fire between the government and rebels.

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