Despite cease-fire, Ukraine violence far from over
At least 3,660 died and 8,756 have been wounded in eastern Ukraine since the conflict broke out in mid-April, according to the United Nations. Despite the last month’s ceasefire, the death toll is still rising.
A cease-fire between rebels and the government was announced last month, but since then violence has continued and 331 deaths have been recorded, though the U.N. notes that some may have died just prior to the ceasefire.
The U.N.’s findings signals that while American attention has shifted to the Ebola outbreak in western Africa and airstrikes in the Middle East, the situation in Ukraine is precarious at best and far from resolved.