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Lives in Ukraine being lost in accountability vacuum, warns UN rights expert

New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) The Ukrainian Government and the armed groups operating in the country must implement a proper system of accountability to end the violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned on Friday.

Close to 8,000 people killed in eastern Ukraine: UN report

New York, Sep 9 (IBNS): Close to 8,000 people have lost their lives in eastern Ukraine since mid-April 2014, according to the latest report by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in the country which was released on Tuesday.

Alarmed by escalation of conflict in Ukraine, Ban calls on parties to resume dialogue

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Seriously alarmed by the recent escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine, which has reportedly resulted in the death of civilians on both sides of the contact line, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called all parties to end hostilities and resume talks.

Ukraine: UN agency begins cash assistance programme to meet food needs in crisis-torn eastern areas

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS) Responding to the recurring food shortages created by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun cash distributions to some 60,000 people – mostly internally displaced – in Government-controlled areas of the Lugansk and Donetsk region.

As shelling batters Ukraine's cities, country's children increasingly in danger-UN

New York, Jan 28 (IBNS) The continued shelling of Ukraine's urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country's children and families, a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said today as she warned that the intensifying violence in the Eastern European country was increasingly putting children's lives in danger.

Ukraine: UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS) Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday announced it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities.

As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS) Key steps have been taken recently to deliver food vouchers to some 10,000 internally displaced people in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday, while underscoring that ensuring access to food in the country's crisis-gripped eastern region remains a "priority concern."

Ceasefire in Ukraine under 'continuous, serious strain,' UN official warns

New York, Nov 13 ( IBNS): Prevailing hostilities in Ukraine in recent days are putting the ceasefire agreed to in September under “continuous and serious strain,” a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today, warning against the possibility of a return to full-scale fighting despite prospects of hope offered by recent parliamentary elections.

Ukraine: Ban deplores planned holding of November 'elections' by rebel groups

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday deplored the planned holding by armed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine of their own "elections" on 2 November, calling the potential polls a "breach of the constitution and national law."

Ukraine: UN chief 'disturbed' by death of aid worker, dangerous surge in fighting

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "saddened and disturbed" to learn of the death of an international humanitarian aid worker, killed when a shell landed near the International Committee of the Red Cross Headquarters in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack

Kiev, Sept 29 (IBNS): Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in a rebel attack in the midst of cease-fire on Sunday night near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, media reported.

Ukraine: UN political chief says adverse security conditions hampering full access to crash site

New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Two months after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine that killed 298 people on board, the top United Nations political official updated the Security Council on developments related to the investigation of the incident.

Ukraine: UN agency launches emergency food aid operation in country's east

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out its first operation in Ukraine, providing food assistance to vulnerable people affected by the conflict with distributions in transit centres and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk in the country's east.

Ukraine: UN report shows rising civilian deaths, ongoing rights abuses

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS) Intense fighting, including the use of heavy weaponry by both sides, in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine, has increased the loss of civilian life, with an average of around 36 people being killed every day, says a new report issued on Friday by the United Nations human rights office.

Ukraine: UN alarmed by intensifying clashes, mounting casualties in country's east

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) A senior United Nations human rights official on Friday declared the situation in Eastern Ukraine "extremely alarming" with intensifying fighting, mounting casualties and serious damage to infrastructure.