About 1,417 civilians killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion -UN says

Thee UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) said Monday,  at least 1,417 civilians have died in Ukraine as of Sunday  since the Russian attack started.

Among those who died, at least 121 were children, OHCHR reports. At least 2,038 civilians have been wounded.

“Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes,” OHCHR announced in the statement.

Nexus News learnt that most of the killings happened in Ukrainian-controlled parts of the country, which have withstood heavy bombardment from Russian forces — including areas in western Ukraine far from the frontlines.

At least 67 of the deaths happened in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk self-declared republics, the statement read.

The UN OHCHR cautioned the civilian death toll is likely to be much higher.

“Especially in government-controlled territory and especially in recent days, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration,” the agency add

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