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More than 100 civilians killed in Ukraine war, including seven children – UN

/ 05:37 PM February 28, 2022
More than 100 civilians killed in Ukraine war, including seven children – UN

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech at the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council on February 28, 2022, in Geneva. – The UN Human Rights Council voted to hold an urgent debate about Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine at Kyiv’s request, amid widespread international condemnation of Moscow’s attack. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Geneva, Switzerland — The UN human rights chief said Monday that at least 102 civilians, including seven children, had been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion five days ago, warning the true numbers were likely far higher.

“Most of these civilians were killed by explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and airstrikes,” Michelle Bachelet told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, warning that “the real figures are, I fear, considerably higher.”

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