UN: 1,430 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russian invasion

UN: 1,430 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russian invasion

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A total of 1,430 civilians have been killed and 2,097 injured since Russia started its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

That's according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ukrinform reports.

According to the report, among the victims of the war are 297 men, 202 women, 22 girls, and 40 boys, as well as 59 children and 810 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Those injured include 248 men, 189 women, 42 girls, and 38 boys, as well as 98 children and 1,482 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

The UN stressed that most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.

OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.

This concerns, for example, Mariupol and Volnovakha (Donetsk region), Izium (Kharkiv region), Popasna (Luhansk region), and Irpin (Kyiv region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties. These figures are being further corroborated and are not included in the above statistics.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying infrastructure, residential areas of Ukrainian cities, towns and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.


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