Three million civilians “caught up” in Ukraine conflict

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Gianni Magazzeni presented the UN Human Rights Office report into Ukraine saying that he feared the worst for those in pre-trial detention in the east. Photo: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

People caught up in the fighting in Ukraine "feel abandoned" amid continuing and major concerns about serious human rights abuses there that reportedly include arbitrary killings and torture, a UN report indicated Thursday.

More than three million civilians live in the conflict zone in the east of the country, where heavy weaponry and tanks are still in place and the Minsk ceasefire accord remains "tenuous", according to the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) probe.

The situation in Crimea is also particularly worrying, OHCHR's Gianni Magazzeni told Daniel Johnson, citing fresh moves to discriminate against minorities including Tatars.

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