UN confirms over 1,500 civilians killed and over 2,200 injured in Ukraine invasion

April 6, 2022, Borodyanka, Ukraine: A view of a damaged residential area in the town of Borodyanka, northwest of the Ukrainian capital kyiv. After invading Ukraine on February 24, Russian troops took up positions near the Ukrainian capital – Sergei Chuzavkov / Zuma Press / ContactPhoto

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More than 1,500 Ukrainian civilians have died and more than 2,200 have been injured as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since the invasion began, according to the latest update from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. rights (UNHCR).

“From 04:00 a.m. on February 24, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack on Ukraine began, until 00:00 a.m. on April 5, the High Commissioner recorded 1,563 dead and 2,213 injured,” according to a report. released Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as 379 men, 237 women, 43 boys and 24 girls, along with 63 children and 817 adults awaiting identification. On the other hand, the injured were identified as 254 men, 196 women, 44 girls and 40 boys, as well as 104 children and 1,575 adults awaiting identification.

The United Nations notes that the majority of civilian casualties were caused by the use of “wide impact” explosive weapons, heavy artillery, the use of rocket platforms, as well as airstrikes.

The United Nations also “takes note” of the report by the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine that, as of 8 a.m. (local time) on April 6, at least 167 children had died and 279 injured since the start of the invasion. country Russian.


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