Research from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, covering the period from May 16 to Nov. 15 this year, was presented in Geneva on Wednesday.
In the report, United Nations blames Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea, emphasizing the flow of weapons, mercenaries and ammunition from Russia to pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine, that has left the situation there “highly flammable”.
"Despite a reduction of fighting in the area over the last few months, more than 9,000 people have lost their lives in the conflict", the new UN report also claimed. "A difficult humanitarian situation has also been created".
In Crimea, a Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia in 2014, residents “continue to be affected by the broad curtailment of their rights due to the application of a restrictive legal framework imposed upon them by the Russian Federation", the report claims.