Ukraine: civilian casualty replace 4 July 2022 – OHCHR

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Information Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights
04 July 2022
Press briefing notes
Date: 4 July 2022
From 4 a.m. on 24 February 2022, when the Russian Federation’s armed assault in opposition to Ukraine began, to 24:00 midnight on 3 July 2022 (native time), the Workplace of the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded 11,152 civilian casualties within the nation: 4,889 killed and 6,263 injured. This included:
Civilian casualties in Ukraine from 24 February to three July 2022 (particular person circumstances verified by OHCHR), monthly
A lot of the civilian casualties recorded have been brought on by means of explosive weapons with huge space results, together with shelling from heavy artillery and a number of launch rocket methods, and missile and air strikes.
OHCHR believes that the precise figures are significantly increased, because the receipt of data from some places the place intense hostilities have been happening has been delayed and lots of stories are nonetheless pending corroboration. This issues, for instance, Mariupol (Donetsk area), Izium (Kharkiv area), Lysychansk, Popasna, and Sievierodonetsk (Luhansk area), the place there are allegations of quite a few civilian casualties.
Civilian casualties in June 2022
From 1 to 30 June 2022, OHCHR recorded 1,390 civilian casualties:
This included:
Cherkasy area
Dnipropetrovsk area
Donetsk area
Kharkiv area
Kherson area
Kyiv metropolis
Kyiv area
Luhansk area
Lviv area
Mykolaiv area
Odesa area
Poltava area
Rivne area
Sumy area
Ternopil area
Zaporizhzhia area
Per sort of weapon/incident:
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
Since 2014, OHCHR has been documenting civilian casualties in Ukraine. Studies are primarily based on info that the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) collected via interviews with victims and their relations; witnesses; evaluation of corroborating materials confidentially shared with HRMMU; official data; open-source paperwork, photograph and video supplies; forensic data and stories; legal investigation supplies; court docket paperwork; stories by worldwide and nationwide non-governmental organisations; public stories by legislation enforcement and navy actors; knowledge from medical amenities and native authorities. All sources and data are assessed for his or her relevance and credibility and cross-checked in opposition to different info. In some situations, corroboration might take time. This may occasionally imply that conclusions on civilian casualties could also be revised as extra info turns into obtainable andnumbers might change as new info emerges over time.
Since 24 February 2022, within the context of the Russian Federation’s armed assault in opposition to Ukraine, HRMMU has been unable to go to locations of incidents and interview victims and witnesses there. All different sources of data have been extensively used, together with HRMMU contact individuals and companions in locations the place civilian casualties occurred. Statistics introduced within the present replace are primarily based on particular person civilian casualty data the place the “affordable grounds to imagine” commonplace of proof was met, particularly the place, primarily based on a physique of verified info, an ordinarily prudent observer would have affordable grounds to imagine that the casualty befell as described.
Ukrainian and Russian language variations of this replace as they change into obtainable, please go to this web page.
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