Almost 8,500 confirmed civilian deaths in Ukraine
Nearly 8,500 civilians have been killed by Russia‘s battle in Ukraine, the Workplace of the United Nations excessive commissioner for human rights (OHCHR) confirmed.
Many hundreds extra unverified deaths are anticipated to come back to mild.
Between February 24 2022, when Kyiv launched its unlawful invasion, and April 9 2023, OHCHR recorded 8,490 individuals misplaced their lives, with an extra 14,244 injured.
The UN physique launched an announcement saying: “OHCHR believes the precise figures are significantly greater, because the receipt of data from some places the place intense hostilities have been occurring has been delayed and lots of stories are nonetheless pending corroboration.”
OHCHR has repeatedly described its figures as “the tip of the iceberg”.