UN confirms more than 500 civilians killed in Ukraine since Russian invasion

Madrid.- More than 500 civilians have died in Ukraine since Russia began its military offensive, according to a count that the United Nations itself estimates will be “considerably higher”, to the extent that it has difficulty verifying the information that arrives constantly.

Specifically, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has evidence of at least 516 deaths, including at least 37 children. Of the 908 civilians injuredfifty have been identified as minors.

The organization takes note of the balances offered by the Ukrainian authorities and that they anticipate that the number of victims will continue to rise, in view of the “intense” fighting in some areas and the data verification protocols assumed by the UN.

In this sense, he has alluded to cases such as Mariúpol, Izium or Volvonaja, where there could be “hundreds of civilian victims” that are not yet included in the official statistics. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces on Thursday of bombing a maternity hospital in Mariupol.

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