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The United Nations has confirmed that at least 596 civilians have been killed and 1,067 wounded since the start of the invasion of Ukraine.

The United Nations has confirmed that at least 596 civilians have been killed and 1,067 wounded since the start of the invasion of Ukraine.

Marrakesh, March 13 (Morocco, October) –

At least 596 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 1,067 injured since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to the latest updated report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, published on Sunday.

“From February 24 at 4 a.m. until March 12 at midnight, the High Commissioner recorded 1,663 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 596 dead and 1,067 wounded,” the report said.

The dead were identified as 124 men, 85 women, ten boys and six girls, along with 27 children and 344 unidentified adults. The injured have been identified as 97 men, 69 women, 14 girls and four boys, as well as 39 children and 844 adults yet to be identified.

By areas of control, the UN estimates 459 dead and 509 wounded in the territory still controlled by the Ukrainian government, to which should be added 111 dead and 431 wounded in the areas under its control in the disputed territories of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the east. from the country. In the area controlled by the militias of these self-proclaimed republics, the United Nations recorded 153 casualties (26 dead and 127 wounded).

The United Nations notes that most civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a “wide area of ​​effect”, the use of heavy artillery, the use of rocket launchers, as well as air strikes.

The United Nations notes that the actual numbers are “much higher, especially in government-controlled areas and especially in recent days”, as information is not available in some places where intense hostilities have taken place and many details about the victims “have not yet been confirmed.” “.

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The United Nations also takes “note” of the report of the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office that as of 00:00 (local time) on March 13, 85 children had been killed and 100 injured.

The United Nations also acknowledges the existence of a National Police report for the Kharkov region, according to which at 6 pm (local time) on March 12, the total number of civilian casualties in the Kharkov region was 205 dead.