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War in Ukraine kills at least 3,153 civilians, 3,316 wounded – UN

KYIV. May 3 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 00:00 on May 1 amounted to 6,469 civilians (in the last report three days earlier some 6,134), including 3,153 killed (2,899), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

"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 said in the document.

According to it, this concerns, for example, Mariupol (Donetsk region), Izium (Kharkiv region), and Popasna (Luhansk region), where there are allegations of numerous civilian casualties.

"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 UN said.

According to confirmed UN data, some 1,115 men, some 722 women, 83 boys and 71 girls killed, while the gender of 72 children and 1,090 adults has not yet been determined.

Among the 3,316 wounded were 80 boys and 69 girls, as well as 170 children whose gender has not yet been determined.

Compared to the report three days ago, another 16 children killed, ten were wounded.

OHCHR said that in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as of midnight on May 2, there were 1,539 (1,317) killed and 1,218 (1,182) wounded in government-controlled territory, and 99 (94) killed and 385 (370) wounded in territory controlled by self-proclaimed "republics."

In other regions of Ukraine under government control (in Kyiv, as well as in Zhytomyr, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Sumy, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy and Chernihiv regions), the UN recorded 1,515 (1,488) killed and 1,713 (1,683) wounded.

According to the daily summary, the increase in the previous summary should not be attributed only to cases from April 29 to May 1, since during this period the office verified a number of cases from previous days.