At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine between mid-April and Oct 6, the U.N. Human Rights Office said on Wednesday, publishing a monthly report by U.N. monitors in the country.
The U.N. said no large-scale offensives have taken place since the cease-fire was announced September 5, but that artillery, tank and small arms’ fire continue to be exchanged almost every day. The continued violence is primarily in the regions of Donetsk, particularly around the airport, and Luhansk.
Between Sept. 6 and Oct. 6, at least 331 fatalities were recorded, the U.N. said. It cautioned that some of the deaths may have occurred before the start of the cease-fire but were recorded later.
In September, representatives of Ukraine and two separatist parts of the country, as well as Russia’s ambassador to Kiev and an official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, reached a cease-fire agreement in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The U.N. report called the cease-fire “increasingly fragile.”