Glasnost Gone

Today the The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine, tweeted the below statistics. Civilian deaths and casualties in eastern Ukraine.

From Jan to Nov 2017 – 539 conflict-affected civilian casualties:
95 killed and 444 injured, among them 40 children.

Between Jan & Aug 2017 – 103 civilian men, women and children were killed or injured in mine-related incidents.

Adding to the grim total, last night the OSCE reported on horrendous injuries sustained by three young children. On 6th February, a boy aged 10, his sister aged 14 and female cousin aged 3, sustained shrapnel injuries due to the explosion of unexploded ordnance (UXO) while at their house in Krasnohorivka (government-controlled, 21 km west of Donetsk) on 6 February. The three-year-old girl was in critical condition after having sustained shrapnel injuries and the boy had sustained shrapnel injuries to his abdomen and lost four fingers on his left hand.

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