According to official UN statistics, more than 16,700 people have been killed and injured since the start of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
This is stated in the latest report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), reports Ukrinform.
“From February 24, 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed attack on Ukraine began, to November 20, 2022, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 16,784 cases of death or injury of civilians in Ukraine,” it said. document. say.
This list includes 6,595 dead and 10,189 civilians injured, including children, both in the areas still under the occupation of Russian troops and in the area controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces.
It is noted that the majority of recorded civilian casualties were caused by the use of high-impact explosive weapons, including shelling of heavy artillery and multiple launch missile systems, as well as missile and airstrikes.
At the same time, OHCHR notes that the real number of civilian casualties in Ukraine is much higher, as “there is a delay in receiving information from some places where fierce hostilities continue.”
In addition, certain information on civilian casualties needs to be confirmed. This applies, for example, to Mariupol, Izyum, Lisichansk, Popasna and Severodonetsk. Numerous civilian casualties or injuries were reported.
As reported by Ukrinform, in addition to physical losses and injuries to the civilian population, the Ukrainian state also has an economic dimension through the movement of people through war unleashed by Russia. In particular, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy, at least 5 million people have lost their jobs in our country due to hostilities.