Ukraine war with Russia: UN believes “actual number is too high”, as many casualty reports have not yet been confirmed.
Ukraine Russia war: The United Nations (UN) has confirmed the deaths of at least 240 civilians in the ongoing fighting in Ukraine, with at least 64 killed on Thursday. However, he believes the “actual number is much higher”, as many reports of casualties have not yet been confirmed.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released information from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs late Saturday night. The office followed strict verification procedures to ensure casualties in the conflict.
The OCHA also said that the loss of civilian infrastructure had deprived thousands of people of electricity or water and created a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, especially in the northern, eastern and southern parts of the country.
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Ukraine’s president says Ukraine has filed an appeal against Russia with the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Russia must be held accountable for using the idea of genocide to justify aggression. We urge Russia to suspend its military operations now and request an immediate decision, and we are waiting for the trial to begin next week.
More than three lakh people have left the country
At the same time, the UN refugee agency says the number of Ukrainians in neighboring countries now exceeds 300,000. More than 36,000 people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion on Thursday, AFP reported.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has tweeted that the number of people fleeing Russian forces is changing and an update will be released on Sunday.
The agency estimated on Saturday that at least 150,000 Ukrainians had fled to other countries, including Poland and Hungary and Romania. The Polish government said on Saturday that more than 100,000 Ukrainians had crossed the Poland-Ukraine border in the past 48 hours.