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Crisis in Ukraine

Nearly 1,000 people in Ukraine have been killed since the cease-fire

Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since the Sept. 5 cease-fire, a new UN report shows. That's an average of 13 people per day in eastern Ukraine, the area most affected by the conflict between government troops and pro-Russian rebels.

"The list of victims keeps growing. Civilians, including women, children, minorities and a range of vulnerable individuals and groups continue to suffer the consequences of the political stalemate in Ukraine," Zeid Raad Al Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement Thursday.

The report also outlines alleged human rights abuses in eastern Ukraine, including torture, detention, executions, forced labor, and sexual violence.