UN: WAR IN UKRAINE KILLS AT LEAST 4,339 CIVILIANS
Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 24:00 June 9 amounted to 9,585 civilians (a day earlier – 9,519), including 4,339 dead (4,302), reports the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday. “OHCHR believes that the actual figures are much higher as information is delayed from some areas of heavy fighting and many reports are still awaiting confirmation,” the UN data document notes. According to him, this applies, for example, to Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izyum (Kharkiv region) and Popasna (Luhansk region), where there are reports of numerous civilian casualties. “The majority of civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive devices with a wide area of effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, as well as rocket and air strikes,” the report says.
According to confirmed UN data, 1,646 men, 1,098 women, 105 boys and 102 girls died, while the sex of 67 children and 1,321 adults has not yet been determined. Among the 5,246 injured were 151 boys and 120 girls, as well as 172 children whose gender has not yet been determined. Compared to the report the day before, two children were killed and four more were injured. OHCHR indicates that in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as of midnight on June 10, there were 2,370 (2,339) dead and 2,328 (2,326) injured in government-controlled territory, and 157 (154) dead and 662 (653) injured in territory controlled by self-proclaimed “republics”.
In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kyiv, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporozhye, Kyiv, Sumy, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions), the UN recorded 1812 (1809) dead and 2256 (2238) wounded . The summary has traditionally stated that the increase in figures from the previous summary should not be attributed only to the cases on June 9, since during this period the Office verified a number of cases from previous days.
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