Ukraine civilian deaths 'thousands higher' than official figure, says UN – video

The number of civilians killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war is ‘thousands higher’ than official figures, the head of the UN’s human rights monitoring mission in the country has said.

The official UN civilian death toll in Ukraine stands at 3,381, as well as 3,680 injured. but the UN’s Matilda Bogner said places such as Mariupol were still a ‘black hole’ in the UN’s data collection, but thousands more would be added to the official death toll once verified.

Most of the deaths have been caused by explosive weapons with a wide impact area, the UN has said. It said it was also investigating allegations of torture of Russian and pro-Russian forces by Ukrainian soldiers

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