Ukraine on the verge of full-scale war

Rising casualties:

Maryinka, Ukraine—The number of civilian Ukrainian casualties recorded by the United Nations nearly doubled in June to 69, including 12 deaths, and rose again in July, when eight civilians were killed and 65 wounded.
“The escalation of hostilities and the accompanying civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine over the last two months are very worrying,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on August 3. “Civilians are once again having to flee to improvised bomb shelters in their basements, sometimes overnight, with increasing frequency — the price of the cease-fire violations is too high for the women, men, and children in eastern Ukraine.—Agencies

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