“Millions of civilians, including the frail and the elderly, are forced to go to various types of bomb shelters, such as underground stations, to escape the explosions,” she said.

Ukraine war kills more than 100 civilians, including 7 children: UN

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said suffering is widespread in Ukraine.

Geneva:

The UN human rights chief said on Monday that at least 102 civilians, including seven children, have been killed in Ukraine since Russia’s attack five days ago, warning that the true number could be much higher.

Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet said her office has recorded 406 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 102 fatalities, since Russia launched its full-scale offensive last Thursday.

“Most of these civilians were killed by heavy artillery and shelling from multi-launch rocket systems and explosive weapons with a wide area of ​​effect, including airstrikes,” he warned, “the real figures are, I fear, much higher.” Is”.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said suffering is widespread in Ukraine.

“Millions of civilians, including the frail and the elderly, are forced to go to various types of bomb shelters, such as underground stations, to escape the explosions,” she said.

It said the UN refugee agency has already counted 368,000 people fleeing the country as refugees, many of whom have been displaced inside Ukraine.

“My thoughts are for him and for all those around the world who are suffering,” she said.

“Calls for peace and human rights coming from individuals around the world warn us that our future should not be a world unaffected by the jointly agreed obligations of international human rights law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “

Bachelet’s remarks came at the start of the UN Rights Council’s main annual session, which began later this week with a vote to host an urgent debate on the Ukraine conflict.

Ukraine, which requested the debate, is expected to present a motion to investigate Moscow’s violations in the country.

Russia rejected Ukraine’s request for a debate and sought a vote on the issue, but a large majority of 47 council members supported Kyiv’s request.

Ukraine’s ambassador to Geneva, Yevgenia Filipenko, described Russia’s actions as an attack on the wider international community.

“It was not only an attack on Ukraine, it was an attack on every member state of the United Nations, on the United Nations and on the principles that were created to protect this organization,” she said.

She said more than 350 people have been killed in the five days since the invasion began, including 16 children.

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