UN reveals number of deaths recorded since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS UN

At least 1,892 civilians have been killed and 2,558 injured since the war in Ukraine started in February, amid the Russian invasion.

This was disclosed by the United Nations (UN) in a statement on Tuesday, according to CNN.

“The number of recorded deaths include 478 men, 308 women, 30 girls, 52 boys, 71 children, as well as 953 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

“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 multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and airstrikes,” the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement.

READ THIS  ‘White American prostitute’ jailed 12 months for N57.8m fraud in Kwara

The actual casualty figures could be considerably higher because of a delay in reports from some locations, the OHCHR added.

These include areas like the besieged southeastern city of Mariupol, where “figures are being further corroborated.”

The war between Ukraine and Russia began in February this year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a long-feared invasion of Ukraine due to political differences between both countries.

READ THIS  IPOB is ready for peace if Nigeria is out for it – Emma Powerful

Support OHAFIA-TV NEWS’ journalism of integrity and credibility..

By contributing to OHAFIA-TV NEWS, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all. PLEASE:

DONATE


For Adverts, inquiries, or publication updates, please click the number (08082149747) to call directly chat with us on Whatsapp; Or send an e-mail to info@ohafia-tv.com

By Amos Kalu
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Posts

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x