Full-scale Russian war in Ukraine claims lives of 8,317 civilians, UN estimates

21 March, 12:32 PM
Russian aggression continues to destroy the lives of Ukrainians (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

Russian aggression continues to destroy the lives of Ukrainians (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

A total of 8,317 Ukrainian civilians have killed and 13,892 injured since Russia began its full-scale invasion began on Feb. 24, 2022, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported on March 20.

“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,” the report says.

“This concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.”

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In total, according to OHCHR, 3,713 men, 2,211 women, 261 boys and 204 girls were killed, as well as 31 children and 1,897 adults whose sex is not yet known.

According to previous UN estimates, some 3,004 civilians were killed in Ukraine during Russia’s war on the country from 2014 to 2022, on both sides of the contact line. Most of the deaths occurred in the first year of the war.

Deaths included those caused by mines and unexploded ordnance.

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