Ukraine War Hits Grim Milestone As Civilian Deaths Surpass 10,000: UN

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Now nearly four months into the Russian invasion, the Ukraine war has hit a grim milestone, with the United Nations on Friday issuing a new official number of known civilian casualties while warning that the true death toll is likely much higher.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in its daily update that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed, including almost three hundred children.

"Some 4,509 people had been killed and 5,585 injured as of midnight in Kyiv (21:00 GMT) on June 16, the said in its daily update. The dead include 294 children, the OHCHR said," as cited in international reports.