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UN confirms 9701 civilian deaths in Ukraine since the start of war

Sep 27, 2023

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, at least 9,701 civilians have been killed and 17,748 civilians have been wounded.


According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

"From February 24, 2022, when the large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation began, to September 24, 2023, OHCHR recorded 27,449 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 9,701 killed and 17,748 injured," the report says.

OHCHR believes that the actual number of civilian casualties is much higher, as information from some areas of intense fighting is delayed and many reports of civilian casualties are still to be confirmed.

In particular, data from Mariupol in Donetsk region, Lysychansk, Popasna and Sievierodonetsk in Luhansk region, where numerous cases of civilian deaths and injuries were reported, need to be clarified and confirmed.

According to confirmed UN figures, the death toll includes 4,521 men, 2,707 women, 289 boys and 237 girls, while the sexes of 29 children and 1,918 adults have not yet been identified.

Among the injured are 522 boys and 379 girls, as well as 285 children whose gender is not yet known.

The UN calls March 2022 the deadliest month for civilians, with at least 4,154 deaths.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 27/09/2023

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