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Ukrainian Civilian Deaths Surpass 10,000 as Russian War Hits Grim Milestone

Of that number, three hundred children also lost their lives

 on 20th June 2022 @ 4.00pm
most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons © press
Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has hit a grim milestone, with the United Nations issuing an official number of known civilian casualties while warning that the true death toll is likely much higher.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed.

Of that number, three hundred children also lost their lives.

"Some 4,509 people had been killed and 5,585 injured as of midnight in Kyiv (21:00 GMT) on June 16, the said in its daily update. The dead include 294 children, the OHCHR said," as cited in international reports.

"Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, and missile and air strikes," the statement added.

the un agency cited that widespread deaths have additionally been reported © press
The UN agency cited that widespread deaths have additionally been reported

The statement further noted that "OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration."

The UN agency cited that widespread deaths have additionally been reported, but not confirmed given the impossibility or difficulty of access in Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izium (Kharkiv region), and Popasna (Luhansk region), where "there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties," the statement said.

Currently, the heaviest fighting is located in the Donbas, and also in Ukraine's south.

In remarks, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed the Western alliance's commitment to arming Ukraine in hopes that it may eventually liberate Donbas, but underscored the costs may be high in a protracted conflict lasting for "years."

"We must prepare for the fact that it could take years," the Nato chief underscored in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper.

currently the heaviest fighting is located in the donbas  and also in ukraine s south © press
Currently the heaviest fighting is located in the Donbas, and also in Ukraine's south.

"We must not let up in supporting Ukraine," the Nato chief underscored in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper.

"Even if the costs are high, not only for military support, also because of rising energy and food prices," Stoltenberg added, at a moment populations from Italy to Germany to the United States are facing deep economic uncertainty amid soaring prices at the pump, supply shortages, and high food prices.

Despite Ukraine receiving billions of dollars in weapons from the United States, the country is still not sharing details on its operational plans with Washington.

As Neon Nettle reported, US intelligence agencies have a far better picture of Russia’s military operations than Ukraine’s.

Even in high-level talks with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen.

Mark Milley, Ukrainian officials have only shared their strategic goals, not their operational plans.

Washington has such little information on Ukraine’s operations that it has tried to learn information from other countries operating in Ukraine.

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