Artillery Attack Wounds Family In East Ukraine
Sumaira FH 5 days ago Fri 14th June 2019 | 07:25 PM
A nine-year-old girl and three relatives were wounded Friday in eastern Ukraine in a artillery attack on a Kiev-controlled area close to a rebel hub, Ukrainian police and armed forces said
The shelling came as attacks have intensified in the last month after a period of relative calm in the conflict between Ukraine forces and Russian-backed separatists that has killed some 13,000 people since 2014.
In the first five months of this year, civilian casualties were "among the lowest for the entire conflict period," the United Nations monitoring mission in Ukraine said in a report published Thursday, but the number of civilian casualties has risen again this month.
A nine-year-old girl was being treated in hospital for concussion and a trauma injury to her stomach after the attack at 5 am local time (0200 GMT), the defence ministry said.