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UN: The number of civilian casualties in the Kharkiv region has increased in Ukraine

07 Jun, 2024
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UN: The number of civilian casualties in the Kharkiv region has increased in Ukraine

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In Ukraine, the number of civilian casualties sharply increased over the past month. This was due to the Russian advance in the Kharkiv region and shelling of this area.

This was reported by the UN page.

"At least 174 civilians were killed and 690 injured in Ukraine in May, the highest monthly number of civilian casualties the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) has documented since June 2023," the UN wrote.

The increase in civilian casualties occurred primarily due to shelling in the Kharkiv region since May 10, which is associated with the Russian ground offensive in the Kharkiv region.

65% per cent of overall damage to educational and health facilities also took place in Kharkiv region, with particularly widespread destruction taking place in Vovchansk, a city in Kharkiv region close to the border between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

 

Damage in Vovchansk, three miles from Ukraine's border with Russia

 

The vast majority of civilian casualties (92%), and damage to educational and health facilities (96 %) continued to occur in Government-controlled territory.

HRMMU documented 24 attacks on energy infrastructure (19 attacks in Government-controlled territory and 5 in territory occupied by the Russian Federation), destroying or damaging power generation plants and electricity substations and temporarily disrupting access to electricity and water supply. HRMMU also documented six attacks on railway infrastructure in Government-controlled territory in May.

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