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UN: More Than 300 Killed Since Ukraine Ceasefire

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Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, second right, talks with Ukrainian border guard generals during her visit in a State Border Guard Service in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014.

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, second right, talks with Ukrainian border guard generals during her visit in a State Border Guard Service in Kiev, Ukraine, Oct. 8, 2014.

The United Nations says at least 331 deaths were recorded in eastern Ukraine following the September 5th cease-fire between Russian-backed separatists and government troops.

In a monthly report, released Wednesday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says at least 3,600 people were killed and nearly 9,000 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine during a six-month period ending Oct 6.

UN Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on all parties to respect and uphold the ceasefire and to halt attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure "once and for all".

Meanwhile Wednesday, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) would deploy border guards to eastern Ukraine after military action stops and peace is restored.

Nuland, who spoke during a visit to a Ukrainian State Border Guard Service in Bortnichi, near Kyiv, says the United States has given $10 million to the mission in the form of vehicles, cameras and other items.

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