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The United Nations has recorded the number of civilian Ukrainians killed and injured during the war

Russia is killing civilians: How many casualties have there been in Ukraine by the end of December? Photo: Mariupol City Council

Russia is killing civilians: How many casualties have there been in Ukraine by the end of December? Photo: Mariupol City Council

Since February 24, 2022, when the Russian Federation started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 6,884 civilians were killed and 10,947 injured. These numbers were given by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

However, the Office emphasizes that the actual figures are considerably higher. The exact numbers are currently impossible to get, especially in the regions where intense hostilities are ongoing. This concerns, for example, Mariupol, Izium Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk.

How many civilians have been killed during the 10 months of the war?

The UN recorded a total of 6,884 killed civilians. This includes:

  • 2,719 men,
  • 1,832 women,
  • 175 girls,
  • 216 boys,
  • 38 children and 1,904 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

OHCHR recorded 165 civilians killed between December 1 and December 26, 2022 (72 men, 31 women, 4 boys, and 58 adults whose sex is unknown).

How many civilians have been injured since February?

The report cites 10,947 people injured. This includes:

  • 2,364 men,
  • 1,709 women,
  • 229 girls,
  • 318 boys,
  • 253 children and 6,074 adults whose sex is yet unknown.

Since December 1, 516 people have been injured (102 men, 91 women, 11 girls, and 7 boys, as well as 3 children and 302 adults whose sex is yet unknown).

Context. The Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine believes that the next year will be marked by a catastrophic drop in the birth rate in our country. There’s a risk that Ukraine’s population will shrink to 35 million by 2030.

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