United Nations confirms more than 1,300 civilians killed and more than 2,000 wounded in the invasion of Ukraine

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More than 1,300 Ukrainian civilians have died and more than 2,000 have been injured as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion, according to the latest updated balance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, published this Saturday.

“From 4 a.m. on February 24, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine began, until 12 a.m. on April 1, the High Commissioner has recorded 3,342 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 1,325 dead and 2,017 wounded,” according to The report.

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The deceased have been identified as 268 men, 189 women, 36 boys and 20 girls, as well as 64 children and 748 adults pending identification. The injured have been identified as 235 men, 177 women, 39 girls and 35 boys, as well as 94 children and 1,437 adults pending identification.

By control zones, the United Nations estimates 1,258 dead and 1,771 wounded in territory still controlled by the Ukrainian government, counting the 381 dead and 793 wounded in the areas under its control in the disputed regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the east of the country. In the area under the control of the militias of these self-proclaimed republics, the UN has confirmed 313 casualties (67 dead and 246 wounded).

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The United Nations notes that the majority of civilian casualties were caused by the use of “wide impact area” explosive weapons, through heavy artillery, the use of rocket platforms, as well as air strikes.

The UN points out that the real figures “are considerably higher, especially in the territory controlled by the Government and especially in recent days”, due to the lack of information from some places where intense hostilities have occurred and many details of the casualties ” They are still pending verification.”

The United Nations also “takes note” of the report by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, according to which as of 8:00 am (local time) on April 2, 158 children had died and 254 had been injured.

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