MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - The death toll from Kiev’s military operation in southeastern Ukraine nearly doubled from July 26 to August 10 and is now 2,086, Reuters said Wednesday citing a UN human rights spokeswoman.
"This corresponds to a clear escalating trend," spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly said, as reported by Reuters.
Nearly 5,000 people were wounded from mid-April to August 10, Reuters reported. On average, over 60 people are being killed or injured in Ukraine each day.
Kiev has been conducting a military operation in southeastern Ukraine since mid-April. As the conflict continues to escalate, the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are currently facing a humanitarian catastrophe.
Russia has repeatedly urged the Ukrainian government to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
As of August 11, the number of Ukrainian refugees sheltered in Russia had reached more than 51,000 people. According to the United Nations, the total number of people who have fled Ukraine to Russia since the beginning of 2014 is about 730,000.