NEWSWATCH AP: “UN Says Conflict in Ukraine Has Affected 580,000 Children”

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The conflict in Ukraine has ‘deeply affected’ 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas in the volatile east not under government control, the U.N. children’s agency said … Ukraine remains locked in conflict with Moscow, which annexed the Crimean Peninsula and has supported a pro-Russian insurgency in the east. Fighting there has killed more than 9,000 people since April 2014 and devastated the nation’s industrial heartland.

‘Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left an indelible mark on thousands of children in eastern Ukraine’ ….

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