The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been able to confirm the deaths of 2,829 and the injuries of 3,180 civilians due to Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. These are data from February 24 to midnight on April 27, according to the UNHCR.
However, the organization emphasizes that the real numbers are much higher, “because information from some places where intense hostilities are taking place is delayed, and many reports of civilian casualties still need to be confirmed.”
This applies, for example, to the settlements of Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Izyum (Kharkiv Oblast) and Popasna (Luhansk Oblast), “where numerous civilian deaths and injuries have reportedly occurred. They are subject to further verification and are not included in the above statistics.”
The UN added that most of the civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide range of damage, including heavy artillery shelling and multiple rocket launchers, as well as missiles and air strikes.
Source: Radio Liberty