UN criticizes Ukraine fighting tactics; raises toll to 5,358

February 3, 2015 12:58 PM

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ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate shelling and the escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine have killed at least 224 civilians in the past three weeks alone, the United Nations said Tuesday as it raised the overall death toll to more than 5,350 people.

"Bus stops and public transport, marketplaces, schools and kindergartens, hospitals and residential areas have become battlegrounds ... in clear breach of international humanitarian law," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said, adding that another 545 civilians were wound...

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