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UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict

A new report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile two years into the war between Russian-backed armed separatists and the government. The latest U.N. figures show nearly 9,400 people have been killed and more than 21,500 others wounded since the conflict began in mid-April 2014. U.N. monitors said active fighting has decreased; but, they warn, the Minsk peace agreement is fragile and the...

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