The war in Ukraine has already caused the deaths of over 4,000 civilians.


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The United Nations believes that the actual figures are much higher, as there has been a delay in receiving reports of heavy fighting from some cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

A woman walks past a bombed building in Lysytsansk.
A woman walks past a bombed building in Lysytsansk.PythonAFP
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La Invésin Rusa Own Ukraine, Beginning on February 24, a total of 4,074 people have already died in the civilian population in the country and another 4,826 have been injured, according to figures released this Tuesday by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

According to these figures, updated as of May 30, among the dead are 1,540 men, 1,014 women, 93 girls and 100 boys, as well as 69 minors and 1,258 adults, whose gender is still unknown. The United Nations also estimated that 971 men, 653 women, 112 girls and 137 boys were among the injured, as well as 166 minors and 2,787 adults of unknown gender.

The document published by the United Nations collects data that covers victims caused by the Russian attacks from 04:00 local time on 24 February to 24:00 on 29 May. The agency reports that there have been 5,037 casualties (2,307 dead and 2,730 wounded) in the areas of Donetsk and Lugansk in the east of the country and where fighting has intensified these days.

In the territory of these regions of the Donbes, controlled by the Kyiv government, the death toll reaches 2,171 and the number of wounded reaches 2,161. Meanwhile, there have been 136 dead and 569 in areas controlled by armed groups affiliated with Russia. Injured. Other regions of Ukraine spread throughout the country (Cherkasy, Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Sumy, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Rivne, Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr), which were under the control of the Kyiv government. When the casualties occurred, the death toll was already at 1,767 and the wounded at 2,096.

According to the United Nations, most of the recorded civilian casualties were due to For the use of explosive weapons with a wide area of ​​effect, Including heavy artillery bombardment and multiple rocket launch systems, and aerial and missile strikes.

The United Nations believes that the actual figures are much higher, as there have been delays in receiving information from some places where there has been intense hostilities and many reports are still pending. This concerns, for example, the besieged cities of Maripol (in. Donetsk region), Izium (Jarkov region) and Popasna (Lugansk region), where many civilian casualties have been reported.

The United Nations reports are based on information gathered by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. Interviews with victims and their familiesWitnesses, analysis of material shared confidentially with the agency itself, official records, open source documents, photographic and video material, and forensic records and reports, etc.

All sources and information are evaluated and cross-checked with other information for relevance and reliability. In some cases, confirmation may take time. This could mean that conclusions about civilian casualties may be revised as more information becomes available and the figures may change as new information emerges over time, the UN office said.

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