“The Loss of 8,000 Ukrainian Civilians: Statistics Reveal Only the Surface”

“621 Cases of Enforced Disappearances and Detentions by Russian Forces”
“109 cases of sexual violence committed by Russian authorities”
“About 16,000 children forcibly deported to occupied territories in Russia”


The United Nations has announced that the number of civilian deaths since the war in Ukraine has reached 8,000 by official figures.

But the statistics are just the tip of the iceberg, he said.

Reporter Kim Seon-hee reports.


The United Nations says 8,400 civilians have been killed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It was announced that 14,000 people were injured.

However, the UN’s analysis is that this figure is just the tip of the iceberg.

It was based on the Russian military’s widespread use of explosive weapons against residential areas.

[폴커 투르크 / 유엔 인권최고대표 : 이 수치는 빙산의 일각에 불과합니다. 사상자의 대부분은 러시아군이 주택가에서 광범위한 폭발물을 사용했기 때문이라고 말하고 있습니다.]

According to the UN investigation, there have been 621 cases of enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions by Russian forces.

There were 109 cases of sexual violence committed by Russian authorities in prisons and other places, and in one case, five girls went missing.

As of last month, more than 16,000 Ukrainian children were forcibly deported to Russian-occupied territories or territories.

Bucha, Ukraine, where the worst tragedy occurred in the early days of the war, with more than a thousand civilians killed.

At a memorial ceremony held to mark the first anniversary of the recapture of Bucha, Ukrainian President Zelensky pledged victory, saying that Russia’s atrocities will never be forgiven.

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[볼로디미르 젤렌스키 / 우크라이나 대통령 : 러시아 점령군이 우리 도시 부차에서 쫓겨난 날로부터 1년이 지났습니다. 세계가 잊지 못할 도시, 우리는 그것을 잊지 않을 것입니다. 인간 존엄성은 잊히지 않을 것입니다.]

Ukrainian authorities said they would pursue and bring to justice that war crimes had been committed not only in Bucha, but also in all areas occupied by Russia.

In fact, a mass grave with more than 440 bodies was found in Izyum, another city recaptured by Ukraine.

In Mariupol, a theater where civilians including children were sheltering was bombed and 300 people lost their lives.

Damaged roads are being resurfaced and crumbling buildings and houses are being repaired bit by bit, but the horrors of war still linger.

This is YTN Kim Seon-hee.

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