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UN: the number of victims among the civilian population in Ukraine exceeded eight thousand

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GENEVA, May 19 – RIA Novosti. The number of dead or injured among the civilian population of Ukraine and Donbass has exceeded 8,000 since February 24, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Thursday.
“From 04:00 on February 24, 2022 … until midnight on May 18, 2022 (local time), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 8,089 civilian deaths or injuries in the country: 3,811 dead and 4,278 injured,” it said. in a statement.

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According to the Directorate, in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on the territory controlled by Kyiv, 1973 were killed and 1821 were wounded. In the territory controlled by the DPR and LPR, 126 people were killed and 502 were injured.
In other regions of Ukraine, in particular in Kyiv, as well as Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Nikolaev, Odessa, Sumy, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, Poltava and Zhytomyr regions, which were under government control at the time of the losses, 1712 people died civilians, 1955 civilians were injured.
The majority of reported civilian deaths or injuries were caused by the use of explosive devices with a wide area of ​​effect, including heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers, as well as rocket and air strikes.
“UNHCHR believes that the real numbers are much higher as many reports from places where such incidents have taken place still require additional confirmation, while receiving information from some places where fighting continues is delayed,” they added. at the UN Office.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out “demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine”, to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbass.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and, as of March 25, they have completed the main tasks of the first stage – they have significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.

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