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U.N. Says 726 Confirmed Civilian Deaths in Ukraine Is a Significant Undercount

HeadlineMar 18, 2022

At the United Nations, political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council Thursday the U.N. had confirmed 726 civilians killed and nearly 1,200 injured so far during Russia’s assault. Among the dead and wounded are 115 children.

Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo: “The actual number is likely much higher. Most of these casualties were caused by the use in populated areas of explosive weapons with a wide impact area. Hundreds of residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed, as have hospitals and schools.”

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials say more than 7,000 Russian troops have been killed during the first three weeks of fighting — including young conscripts forced into Russian military service. 

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