UN confirms death of 8,101 civilians in Ukraine due to war, including over 450 children

28 February, 03:05 PM
A destroyed house in Kyiv after a kamikaze drone attack (Photo:REUTERS/Roman Petushkov)

A destroyed house in Kyiv after a kamikaze drone attack (Photo:REUTERS/Roman Petushkov)

Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022 to Feb. 26, 2023, 8,101 deaths were recorded among the civilian population of Ukraine, and 13,479 people were injured, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported on Feb. 27.

According to the OHCHR, this included:

·         3,584 men;

·         2,127 women;

·         256 boys;

·         201 girls;

·         also 31 children and 1,902 adults whose gender is not yet known.

From Feb. 1 to 26, the OHCHR recorded 123 deaths and 402 injuries of civilians in Ukraine.

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The OHCHR highlighted that the actual figures are much higher, as information from some places where intense fighting has been delayed, and many reports are still awaiting confirmation.

In particular, this applies to Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Lysychansk, Popasna and Severodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast), where the reports of numerous victims among the civilian population are especially high.

The report says that most of the reported civilian casualties were caused by the use of long-range explosive weapons, including heavy artillery, rocket launchers, missiles and airstrikes.

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