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UN records 1,563 civilians killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion started

UN records 1,563 civilians killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion started
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The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 3,766 civilian casualties in Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, including 1,563 killed and 2,213 injured.

The relevant statement was made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in a daily update on April 6, 2022, Ukrinform reports.

In particular, among the killed, there were 379 men, 237 women, 24 girls and 43 boys, as well as 63 children and 817 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Among the injured, there were 254 men, 196 women, 44 girls and 40 boys, as well as 104 children and 1,575 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

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 Borodianka (Kyiv Region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties. These figures are being further corroborated and are not included in the above statistics.

OHCHR also noted the report of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, according to which, as of 08:00 a.m. (local time), April 6, 2022, a total of 167 children were killed and at least 279 injured.