Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- UN Human Rights Office says 847 civilians have been killed since the start of Russia’s war on Ukraine, while 1,399 have been injured.
“OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, especially in Government-controlled territory and especially in recent days,” said the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
According to the rights office, the majority of civilian casualties were caused by explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes.
The report noted that information from “some locations where hostilities have been intense has been delayed and many reports awaiting confirmation.”
For example, there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties in Izyum in the Kharkiv region, Mariupol and Volnovakha in the Donetsk region.
Russia began its war against Ukraine on February 24. This led to international condemnation, financial sanctions against Moscow, and an exodus of global firms from Russia.
According to the UN, more than 3.32 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries.