Russian forces invading Ukraine have killed more Ukrainian civilians than soldiers, according to Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
“I want this to be heard not only in Kyiv but all over the world,” Reznikov said, without providing further details.
Thousands of people are believed to have been killed across Ukraine since Russian forces invaded two weeks ago. The United Nations human rights office said Thursday it had recorded the killings of 549 civilians in Ukraine since the invasion began, including 26 children.
Most of the casualties have been caused by “the use of explosive weapons with a wide impact area,” it said. It believes the real toll is “considerably higher,” however, noting that the numbers don’t include some areas of “intense hostilities,” including Mariupol. Read more…