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U.N. says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 13, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

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Residents react as they inspect the damage after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. At least three people have been killed in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as the government intensifies its shelling campaign.

GENEVA — The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the past two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.

A spokesman for the office, Cecile Pouilly, said the U.N.'s "very conservative estimates" show the death toll has risen to at least 2,086 people as of Aug. 10 from 1,129 on July 26.

At least 4,953 others have been wounded in the fighting since mid-April, she said in a statement. On average, she said, more than 60 people a day have been killed or wounded as part of "a clear escalating trend" of violence.

Read Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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