The figures of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: more than 8,300 dead civilians, 11,000 wounded and 45,000 war crimes

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The dead include 437 minors and 216 suspected war criminals have been identified, an investigation by the Ukrainian prosecutor general has revealed. Meanwhile, in the regions recaptured by Kiev, mass graves and bodies with signs of torture and executions continue to appear

The figures of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: more than 8,300 civilians killed, 11,000 wounded and 45,000 war crimes

File photo: A war tank with the letter "Z" A graffiti stands in front of a shell-damaged residential building in the town of Volnovaja, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on March 11, 2022 (REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

More than 8,300 civilians have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24, according to a Ukrainian investigation published Monday by the country's attorney general, Andrii Kostin.

Among the deceased are 437 minors and more than 11,000 were injured, according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN. Kostin has warned that the final number is probably higher because the Ukrainian authorities do not have access to the areas under Russian control.

In the regions recaptured by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, < b>mass graves and bodies with evidence of torture and executions.

Until now, more than 45,000 war crimes and 216 suspected war criminals have been identified, including 17 Russian prisoners of war. Up to twelve of the 60 defendants have been formally charged.

The figures of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: more than 8,300 civilians killed, 11,000 wounded and 45,000 crimes of war

A residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile attack in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on October 23, 2022 (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

On Saturday, Ukraine rejected any temptation to negotiate with Russia despite enemy bombing in recent weeks that has knocked out nearly half of the country's power grid as winter approaches. “Amoral commitments will carry more blood. A genuine and lasting peace can only be the result of the complete dismantling of all elements of Russian aggression,” Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said during a speech at a security forum in Canada.

On the other hand, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, Dmitri Medvedev, believes that the US, NATO and the European Union “do not want to break definitively with Russia, as that would mean World War III.” “Hence the attempts to make kyiv see reason, push it to negotiate,” he wrote on Telegram.

ENERGY PARALYSIS

The bombings of the last few days have taken their toll on the entire Ukrainian energy infrastructure, although the good news is that temperatures will rise in the coming days.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal admitted that “almost half of the energy system is out of service.”

“Unfortunately, Russia continues with its missile attacks against vital civilian infrastructure, fighting against the civilian population, leaving them without electricity, water, heating and telephone lines,” Shmygal denounced.The figures of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: more than 8,300 civilians killed, 11,000 wounded and 45,000 crimes of war

Several people go to buy in a supermarket without electricity after a Russian missile attack in Kiev, Ukraine, on October 22, 2022 (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

The Ministry of Energy has asked Ukrainians to reduce consumption by 25%, although, according to the source, they have already done so by 10%.

Among the recommendations are the to turn off the light in rooms that are not used, to stop using kettles, microwaves and other electronic equipment that consume a lot of energy, and not to turn on the iron and the washing machine at the same time, for example.

Looking ahead to winter no, it is recommended to prepare warm clothes, use thermal dishes to keep food hot for longer and also stock up on preserves.

With information from EuropaPress and EFE

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