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UN Says 4,000 Killed In Ukraine Conflict

The United Nations says that more than 4,000 people have been killed in clashes in eastern Ukraine between the government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

The UN said in a report on October 31 that in more than six months of fighting there have been 4,035 certified deaths.

It added that some 300 people were killed just in the last 10 days despite a cease-fire agreed to in early September.

The truce has ended much of the fighting but casualties on both sides are reported daily, especially in clashes at the Donetsk airport, in villages near Luhansk, and in the south near the seaport of Mariupol.

The UN also said more than 930,000 people have been displaced from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions by the fighting.

About half sought refuge in neighboring countries, mainly Russia.

Based on reporting by AFP and RIA Novosti