UN confirms over 4,100 civilians killed and over 5,000 injured in Ukraine invasion

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MADRID, June 3. (Royal Blue) –

More than 4,100 Ukrainian civilians have died and more than 5,000 have been injured following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the latest update from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, published on Friday.

“From 4 a.m. on February 24, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack on Ukraine began, until 12 a.m. on June 2, the High Commissioner recorded 9,197 civilian casualties in Ukraine : 4,183 dead and 5,014 injured,” according to The Report.

The deceased have been identified as 1,548 men, 1,049 women, 102 boys and 99 girls, along with 67 children and 1,282 adults awaiting identification. The injured were identified as 999 men, 695 women, 116 girls and 141 boys, along with 170 children and 2,893 adults awaiting identification.

By areas of control, the UN estimates 4,036 dead and 4,411 injured in territory still controlled by the Ukrainian government, counting 2,253 dead and 2,261 injured in areas under its control in the disputed regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the east from the country. . In the area controlled by the militias of these self-proclaimed republics, the UN has confirmed 75 dead (147 dead and 603 injured).

The United Nations notes that most civilian casualties were caused by the use of “wide area” explosive weapons, heavy artillery, the use of rocket platforms, as well as air strikes.

The UN points out that the actual figures “are considerably higher, particularly in government-controlled territory and especially in recent days”, due to lack of information from some places where intense hostilities have taken place and many details of the victims “are yet to be verified.”

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