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Russia-led war in Ukraine kills at least 3,381 civilians – UNHCHR

about this in his report reports the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

“From 4:00 am on February 24, 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack on Ukraine began, until midnight (local time) on May 8, 2022, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) recorded 7,061 cases of death or injury of citizens of Ukraine: 3,381 dead and 3,680 wounded,” the statement said.

Among the 3381 dead: 1227 men, 787 women, 75 girls and 91 boys, as well as 69 children and 1132 adults whose gender has not yet been determined.

Among the 3680 injured: 521 people, 396 women, 83 girls and 93 boys, as well as 170 children and 2417 adults, whose gender has not yet been determined.

“The majority of recorded civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide area of ​​effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the organization said.

However, OHCHR believes that the actual numbers of civilian casualties are much higher, as information is delayed from some locations where heavy fighting continues, and many reports from locations where civilian casualties are reported are still needed. in confirmation. This applies, for example, to the localities of Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region) and Popasnaya (Luhansk region), where numerous civilian deaths or injuries were reported.

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At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on Ukrainian territory and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

Center for Investigative Journalism keeps a daily log Russia’s war against Ukraine on all platforms:

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