December 29, 2022
DHAKA – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recorded 17,831 civilian casualties in Ukraine as of December 26–6,884 killed and 10,947 injured–since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
OHCHR said this in a civilian casualty update published yesterday (December 27, 2022).
Most of the civilian casualties recorded were caused by the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects, including shelling from heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, missiles and air strikes.
OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as receiving of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.
They have been documenting civilian casualties in Ukraine since 2014 and uses data collected by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.