At least 474 civilians, including 29 children, have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24, according to the latest figures from the United Nations Human Rights Office on Tuesday.
A further 861 people have been injured in the conflict, bringing the total civilian casualty toll compiled by the UN to 1,335.
The true figure is likely to be “considerably higher” the UN believes, particularly in government-controlled territories where many reports are still pending corroboration.
“This concerns, for example, the towns of Volnovakha, Mariupol, Izium where there are allegations of hundreds of civilian casualties. These figures are being further corroborated and are not included in the above statistics,” the statement reads.
In the pro-Moscow separatist-held regions of Donesk ans Luhansk, the UN has registered 545 casualties, with 96 killed and 449 injured as of Tuesday