20.Apr .2022 10:30

At least 2,104 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russian invasion – UN

At least 2,104 civilians killed in Ukraine since start of Russian invasion – UN
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Since Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 4,890 civilian casualties in the country: 2,104 killed and 2,862 wounded, reads the data on OHCHR website updated on April 19.

In particular, among those killed are 556 men, 333 women, 39 girls, and 60 boys, as well as 71 children and 1,045 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Those injured include 331 men, 264 women, 59 girls, and 63 boys, as well as 155 children and 1,990 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

It is noted that most 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,” the office said.

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