In response to the newest civilian casualty update from the United Nations Officer of the Excessive Fee for Human Rights (OHCHR), there have been an extra 765 civilian casualties recorded in Ukraine in March 2023.
This latest report brings the entire variety of civilian casualties in Ukraine to 22,607, which incorporates 8,451 killed and 14,156 injured.
These are the official data since Feb. 24, 2022, the start of the Russia’s assault on Ukrainian territory.
UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk stated on March 31 that the variety of civilian casualties in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine far outstrips official figures. “These figures are simply the tip of the iceberg,” Turk stated throughout a gathering of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
“After 13 months of the Russian Federation’s warfare in opposition to Ukraine, extreme violations of human rights and worldwide humanitarian legislation have grow to be shockingly routine,” he stated.”Folks throughout the nation face huge struggling and loss, deprivation, displacement and destruction.”
The OHCHR signifies in each replace that the precise variety of casulaties is probably going significantly larger since some areas with intense hostilities, equivalent to these in Luhansk and Donetsk areas, haven’t but been reported on.
UN representative: UN casualties figures ‘just the tip of the iceberg’
The UN Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said on March 31 that the number of civilian casualties far outstrips official figures of more than 8,400 civilians killed since Feb. 24.
The Kyiv Independent news desk