Shelling increasingly killing civilians in Ukraine, U.N. says

Forces indiscriminately shelled residential areas in government-controlled territories such as Debaltseve and Avdiivka and rebel-held cities such as Donetsk and Horlivka as fighting escalated last month, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.

His office also expressed concern about “the implications of the harsh winter months on civilians in conflict-affected areas, with shortages of food and water and power cuts.”