02.03.15 13:01

Russia continues sending advanced weapons and mercenaries to Donbas - UN

Heavy weaponry and foreign militants are being sent to the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by illegal military formations, including from the Russian Federation.

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Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Armen Harutyunyan announced in Kyiv Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"There are also credible reports on continued flow of heavy weaponry and foreign militants, including from the Russian Federation, to the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by the armed groups," he said.

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Harutyunyan noted that all the parties increasingly used heavy and sophisticated weaponry, including in shelling of Mariupol over the period covered by the report.

According to him, the indiscriminate attacks were launched on the densely populated areas, controlled either by the Ukrainian forces or by illegal armed groups until the cease-fire implementation in eastern Ukraine. "Civilians continue to die even after the cease-fire, although the death toll is much lower," Harutyunyan said.

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