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UN Human Rights Council: the human rights situation in Ukraine


Statement delivered under Item 10Despite the ceasefire agreed on in February 2015, the sporadic fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine continues to injure and kill civilians. In the fall and winter of 2014, Human Rights Watch documented the use of cluster munitions by pro-government forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Cluster munitions are banned under the 2008 Cluster Munitions Convention, although both Ukraine and Russia have yet to ratify the treaty. All parties to the conflict should stop indiscriminate attacks that harm civilians, including by discontinuing the use of cluster munitions and unguided rockets. A …read more

Source: Human Rights Watch

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