The racist army in Ukraine killed at least 9,444 civilians, including 545 children, almost 17,000 more people, including 1,156 children, were injured, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo said.
The UN Under-Secretary-General emphasized that Russia is guilty of incredible the suffering of the Ukrainian people.
"Eighteen months of death, destruction and incredible suffering for the Ukrainian people. The numbers alone tell a terrible story: The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed the deaths of at least 9,444 civilians, including 545 children. Almost 17,000 more people, including 1,156 children, were injured,", – she said.
DiCarlo emphasized that the real numbers are likely much higher.
"Some estimates put the total number of dead, civilian and military, on both sides as high as half a million," – said Rosemary Dicarlo.
The diplomat also condemned the missile attacks by Russian terrorists on the port infrastructure of Ukraine, residential buildings, the theater in Chernihiv and other Russian war crimes.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovych