Situation becoming "untenable" in eastern Ukraine as fighting rages

Humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine. Photo: UNHCR

A protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine could make daily life "untenable" for people in the area, according to the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

More than 5,000 people have died since mid-April because of the indiscriminate shelling of residential neighbourhoods.

The internal political crisis in the eastern European country in 2013 sparked mass protests and violent clashes in the country.

A full-scale conflict spread to eastern Ukraine when separatists looking to join the Russian Federation took up arms against the Government.

Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, Ravina Shamdasani from OHCHR shared details of what's happening on the ground.

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