UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000, cites Russian involvement

March 2, 2015 6:45 AM

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UN rights office says death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000, cites Russian involvement

An elderly woman walks across a destroyed bridge, fallen onto the road towards the airport, the scene of heavy fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The recent pullback of some weapons from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine seems to have boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

BERLIN – The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago.

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