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UN says over 900 civilians killed in Ukraine, real number likely higher

The UN says there have been at least 925 civilians killed since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as of the end of March 20, though the real toll is likely much higher.

According to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, at least 75 children were killed. This tally is lower than Ukraine’s, which says 115 children have been killed.

Another 1,496 people have been injured in the fighting.

People examine the damage after shelling of a shopping center, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. Eight people were killed in the attack. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

“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 airstrikes,” the office says.

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