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  אלול 3, 5774 , 29/08/14

Ukraine Death Toll Reaches 2,593

A total of 2,593 people, including civilians and  Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in the eastern Ukraine since the conflict's inception this past mid-April, according comments a senior UN human rights official made today (Friday).

In a Reuters report cited by Yahoo News, Ivan Simonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, told journalists that "The trend is clear and alarming. There is a significant increase in the death toll in the east."

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