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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 19 October 2014

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The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions the situation remained volatile. In other parts of the country the situation remained calm. In Lviv the SMM observed a political rally organised by “Right Sector”.

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Widespread Use of Cluster Munitions

Government Responsible for Cluster Attacks on Donetsk

(Berlin) – Ukrainian government forces used cluster munitions in populated areas in Donetsk city in early October 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes.

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Ukraine Situation UNHCR Operational Update 24 September – 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 16 October, 417,246 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. 95% come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian Parliament adopted law on protection of internally displaced persons in addition to resolutions on IDP registration and provision of financial assistance, introduced by Cabinet of Ministers.

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Profiling and needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs), 17 October 2014

Summary of findings

KEY UPDATES:

• The number of IDPs has dramatically increased since the beginning of August 2014, from 155,800 on 13 August to 417,246 on 16 September.

• The largest number of IDPs is hosted in the areas immediately surrounding the conflict-affected area: in peaceful areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhe oblasts.

• Many IDPs have returned to northern parts of Donetsk oblast, and following the ceasefire, some IDPs have returned to the conflict-affected area.

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UNHCR welcomes adoption of the law by Ukrainian Parliament to protect people displaced by conflict

Kyiv, 20 October 2014 UNHCR welcomes the passage of the “law on the rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons” by the Ukrainian parliament in today’s session. UNHCR appreciates the constructive efforts made by parliament, the presidential administration and civil society actors over recent months to draft this legislation in consultation with UNHCR and with reference to international standards and best practices.

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Summary Killings During the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

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Amnesty

An Amnesty investigation has found evidence of isolated incidents attributable to both sides, but not on the scale reported by Russian media and authorities.

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Shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk kills 4 civilians

DONETSK, Ukraine, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Four civilians were killed and nine wounded by shrapnel during fighting on Saturday and Sunday in eastern Ukraine's separatist stronghold city of Donetsk, local officials said.

Pro-Russian rebels and government forces have continued to clash on the city's outskirts despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire accord that has generally contained violence in other parts of the country's contested east..

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 17 October 2014

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In addition to its regular monitoring, the SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. The situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained volatile, whereas other parts of the country remained calm.

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Ukraine: Situation Report No. 16 as of 17 October 2014

As serious ceasefire violations continue, the Government of Ukraine is reviewing the UN Resident Coordinator's request to approve UN humanitarian operations in rebel-controlled areas.

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ukraine: Overview of population displacement (as of 16 October 2014)

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 16 October 2014

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The SMM met with Ukrainian and Russian heads of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination in Debaltseve to discuss implementation of the Minsk Memorandum. The situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained tense, whereas the western part of the country remained calm.

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Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 15 October 2014

The SMM continued to monitor the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions focusing on the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol/Memorandum. The SMM visited a number of border crossing points between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Rallies and marches were organized in a number of cities throughout the country on 14 October to mark the 72nd anniversary of the creation of the “Ukrainian Insurgent Army” (“UPA”).

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 14 October 2014

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Civilians were killed and injured in an artillery attack on a village north-east of Mariupol. Ukrainian soldiers attempting to relieve a surrounded Ukrainian military checkpoint north-west of Luhansk city were killed and injured when they were ambushed by irregular armed forces.

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Spot report by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), 14 Oct 2014: Civilians Killed and Injured in GRAD Missile Strike northeast of Mariupol

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SUMMARY

A GRAD rocket struck a small village close to Mariupol, causing civilian casualties.

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The UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine will financially support internally displaced persons in Zakarpattya region

On October 14, UNHCR Regional Representative in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Mr. Oldrich Andrysek and the Head of Zakarpattya Regional State Administration Mr. Vasyl Hubal have signed Memorandum of Cooperation. Within the framework of cooperation the UNHCR’s program for provision of financial assistance to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) will be implemented in Zakarpattya region. It is about 160 IDP families who now live in Zakarpattya region will receive from 3 500 to 7 000 UAH from the UN Refugee Agency in Ukraine.

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 13 October 2014

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Focusing on the implementation of the Minsk Protocol/Memorandum, the SMM continued monitoring Donetsk and Luhansk areas where sporadic artillery shelling was still reported and observed. The SMM also gathered additional information about the concrete future implementation process in Ukraine of the newly adopted Law on Lustration.

The situation remained calm in Kharkiv.

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Seven killed by shelling near Ukraine's Mariupol: city hall

Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Tuesday 10/14/2014 - 14:26 GMT

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Seven civilians died and 17 were injured when shells exploded near a funeral procession in a suburb of the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Tuesday, city hall said.

"Several shells exploded on the territory of the village (of Sartana). Civilians participating in a funeral procession were hurt," it said in a statement, blaming the attack on pro-Russian rebels.

Seven people died and 17 were injured, a spokesman for the Mariupol city hall told AFP.

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