By Beatrice Godefroy and Suleiman Mamutov

The lives of millions of civilians in Ukraine hang in the balance. The renewed threat of a war between Russia and Ukraine doesn’t bode well for millions of Ukrainians living along the contact line as heavy shelling has increased in recent days.

Residential buildings, including a kindergarten and a power station, were hit over the weekend and the number of ceasefire violations recorded by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has significantly increased between 18-22 February.

With Russian tank presence being reported in the outskirts of Donetsk and in non-government-controlled areas of Donbas, the spectre of a deadly war looms large. Against this backdrop, not enough attention has been given to the plight of civilians and the human cost of a new conflict.


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