UN says Ukraine bears share of blame for nursing home attack


A UN report says Ukrainian forces bear a large share of the blame for a deadly march assault by Russian backed rebels on a nursing home I'm Ben Thomas with details The assault came two weeks after Russia launched its invasion Kremlin backed rebels attacked a care home for the elderly and disabled near the village of stara Cristian in the eastern region of Luhansk Ukrainian officials accused the rebels of killing more than 50 vulnerable civilians The United Nations says at least 22 of the 71 patients survived but the exact number killed remains unknown And while Ukraine placed default squarely on Russian forces calling the attack brutal and unprovoked the UN's office of the high commissioner for human rights says Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside the nursing home a few days before the attack effectively making the building a target It says the battle is emblematic of its concerns over the potential use of human shields Ben Thomas Washington

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