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MADRID, 7 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
More than 1,500 Ukrainian civilians have died and more than 2,200 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 (UNHCR).
“From 04:00 on February 24, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack against Ukraine began, until 00:00 on April 5, the High Commissioner has recorded 1,563 deaths and 2,213 injuries,” according to a report published on Wednesday.
The deceased have been identified as 379 men, 237 women, 43 boys and 24 girls, as well as 63 children and 817 adults pending identification. On the other hand, the injured have been identified as 254 men, 196 women, 44 girls and 40 boys, as well as 104 children and 1,575 adults pending identification.
The United Nations notes that the majority of civilian casualties have been caused by the use of “wide area impact” explosive weapons, through heavy artillery, the use of rocket platforms, as well as air strikes.
The United Nations also “takes note” of the report by the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office, according to which as of 8:00 a.m. (local time) on April 6, at least 167 children had died and 279 had been injured since the start of the Russian invasion of country.