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UN says at least 227 civilians dead in Ukraine


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GENEVA — The U.N. human legal rights business office claims 227 civilians have been killed and an additional 525 wounded in its newest rely of the toll in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s army invasion that began a 7 days ago.

The business of the U.N. Higher Commissioner for Human Rights suggests the tally eclipses the overall civilian casualty count from the war in jap Ukraine between professional-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in 2014 — which still left 136 useless and 577 wounded.

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The legal rights place of work admits that the figures so considerably are a extensive undercount. It takes advantage of a stringent methodology and counts only verified casualties. Ukrainian officials have offered much larger figures.

A Polish soldier carries a baby of a Ukrainian refugee upon their arrival at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 

A Polish soldier carries a little one of a Ukrainian refugee on their arrival at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 
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The legal rights business stated in a statement late Wednesday that “authentic figures are noticeably better, specially in federal government-managed territory and in particular in current days, as the receipt of facts from some destinations in which intensive hostilities have been going on was delayed and quite a few experiences were being nevertheless pending corroboration.”

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Most of the casualties had been induced by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, which include shelling from significant artillery and multi-launch rocket techniques, and airstrikes, the legal rights business office said.

People hold candles as they take part in a prayer vigil to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 

Men and women keep candles as they just take component in a prayer vigil to protest towards the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. 
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