Since the start of the Russian war of aggression, the United Nations has registered more than 9,000 civilian deaths in Ukraine. Almost 16,000 people were injured. And the number of unreported cases is likely to be significantly higher.
Around 500 days after the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the United Nations counted more than 9,000 civilian deaths – including more than 500 minors. This was announced by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The number of unreported cases is probably much higher.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian army invaded the neighboring country. By June 30, 2023, the UN human rights experts documented exactly 15,993 injuries and 9,177 deaths there. The UN only counts cases that they can independently confirm. The number of victims fell somewhat in the spring, but rose again in May and June, it said.
More men among the victims
According to the UN High Commissioner, 61 percent of the adult victims whose gender is known are men and 39 percent are women. Among the children whose gender is known, 57.2 percent are boys and 42.8 percent are girls. This information relates to the total number of dead and injured.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says it has also received information about civilian victims on the Crimean Peninsula, which has been occupied by Russia since 2014. Among them are six dead and 16 injured. In addition, one was informed of 287 civilian victims on Russian territory – including 58 dead and 229 injured.