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More than 3,700 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion: UN


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More than 3,700 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian army invaded the country on February 24, according to the United Nations.

On Tuesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the total number of civilian casualties in the war exceeded 7,814. This includes 3,752 civilians killed and 4,062 others injured in a war that s has spread across Ukraine, from Odessa in the south to kyiv in the north.

The confirmed death toll includes 1,406 men, 927 women, along with 1,169 other adults and nearly 200 children (86 girls and 96 boys), according to the report.

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The OHCHR said the actual totals are expected to be “significantly higher” than the confirmed totals as the Russian military continues to occupy much of Ukraine’s eastern towns and heavy fighting continues.

KYIV, UKRAINE – MARCH 18: A soldier injured in Russian attacks on Ukraine receives treatment in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 18, 2022.
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“All sources and information are assessed for relevance and credibility and cross-checked with other information. This may mean that findings on civilian casualties may be revised as more information becomes available and figures may change. as new information emerges over time,” the report said. added.

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More than 3,700 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion: UN

Families wait to board a train at Kramatorsk Central Station as they flee the eastern city of Kramatorsk in the Donbass region in early April.
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The human rights report also draws on collaboration with local government agencies, as the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU), which monitors civilian deaths in the country since 2014, has not been able to “interview victims and witnesses” in some areas. .

Most of the dead and injured were recorded in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions – where most of the fighting took place – with 2,050 confirmed deaths and 2,140 reported injuries, OHCHR reported.

More than 3,700 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion: UN

Gravedigger Alexander, digs a grave at the Irpin cemetery, on the outskirts of kyiv, Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
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Russia’s indiscriminate bombing and airstrikes on civilian sites are believed to have caused most of the casualties.



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