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Ukraine civilian dying toll passes 3,000, UN suggests


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The selection of civilians killed in Ukraine in the course of Russia’s invasion has now surpassed 3,000, the United Nations announced Monday. 

The tragic figure will come as Russia’s war in Ukraine has stretched to 68 days. 

The Office environment of the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported Monday that 3,153 civilians have died there given that Feb. 24, Reuters reports. 

A view shows buildings destroyed by shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on Monday, May 2.

A watch exhibits structures ruined by shelling in Borodyanka, Ukraine, on Monday, May possibly 2.
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Much more than 3,000 are believed to be wounded as well. 

“Most of the civilian casualties recorded were being brought on by the use of explosive weapons with a broad affect area, which includes shelling from significant artillery and several launch rocket techniques, and missile and air strikes,” the OHCHR mentioned.  

A Ukrainian soldier walks past the turret of a Russian tank next to a destroyed gas station in the village of Skybyn, northeast of Kyiv on Monday, May 2.

A Ukrainian soldier walks earlier the turret of a Russian tank future to a destroyed gasoline station in the village of Skybyn, northeast of Kyiv on Monday, May 2.
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“OHCHR thinks that the precise figures are noticeably increased, as the receipt of facts from some spots the place intensive hostilities have been going on has been delayed and quite a few reports are continue to pending corroboration,” it added. 

A Russian military convoy stands on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday, May 1. 

A Russian army convoy stands on the street towards the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Ability Station in southeastern Ukraine on Sunday, May 1. 
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The organization specifically pointed out “Mariupol (Donetsk location), Izium (Kharkiv area), Popasna (Luhansk location), and Borodianka (Kyiv region)” as locations where there are “allegations of quite a few civilian casualties.”

“These figures are becoming further corroborated and are not integrated in the above figures,” it also said. 

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