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UN: As Ukraine Fighting Dwindles, Rights Abuses Rise

While the United Nations has found a marked decrease in fighting between Ukraine’s forces and Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east, it also reports an increase in abuses of civilians in the insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. Monitors for the U.N.’s Human Rights Office in Ukraine reported Wednesday that the number of civilian casualties dropped between mid-August and mid-November, when 47 people were killed and 131 wounded. That’s a 230 percent decrease from the...

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