New Delhi: As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues for over two months, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) on Monday said that the death toll of civilians killed in Ukraine has exceeded 3,000 people.
As the UN data, as many as 3,153 people have been killed so far since the war began on February 24th. OHCHR said that the real toll was likely to be considerably higher, citing access difficulties and ongoing corroboration efforts.
Most of the victims were killed by explosive weapons with a wide impact area, such as missile strikes and airstrikes, the rights office said, without attributing responsibility.
Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation” to disarm Ukraine and protect it from fascists — an allegation Ukraine and the West say is baseless.
(With agencies input)