UN reported 3.1 thousand dead civilians in Ukraine
More than 200 children and more than 700 women were among the dead, and another 1,000 adults who died had no sex determined. The UN believes that the actual figures for civilian deaths in Ukraine are much higher jpg” alt=”The UN reported 3,100 civilian deaths in Ukraine” />
3,153 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian special operation, reports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Out of this number 1115— men, 722— women and over 200 children. The gender of another 1090 adults has not been determined. 3316 people were injured, including 324 women and over 300 children.
At the same time, the Office of the High Commissioner believes that the real figures are significantly higher, since the transfer of information from places where active hostilities were fought is difficult. This, for example, concerns Mariupol, Izyum in the Kharkiv region and Popasna in the LPR.
“Most known civilian casualties occurred as a result of the use of explosive weapons with a large area of destruction, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, missile and air strikes,— the message says.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has repeatedly stated that the Russian military strikes exclusively at military targets. At the end of March, a spokesman for the department, Major General Igor Konashenkov, stated that “the unconditional priority of the Armed Forces during the operation is to exclude unnecessary victims among the civilian population.” According to him, special attention is paid to “preserving civilian infrastructure and civilians in Ukraine.”
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources
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The day before, Kyiv asked Guterres to become a guarantor of the evacuation of civilians from Azovstal. in Mariupol. On May 1, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that about a hundred civilians were taken out of the territory of the plant. In two days, from the territory of the Azovstal plant, 126 people came out, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on May 2.
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