Russian troops killed at least 441 civilians during the first weeks of the full-scale war
According to the UN report, Russian forces killed at least 441 civilians in 102 towns and villages of Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions in the first weeks of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The actual number of civilians killed is likely to be “considerably higher,” the report found.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has documented 341 killings of men, 72 women, 20 boys, and 8 girls between February 24 and April 6, 2022, in three regions.
OHCHR found that men and boys were overwhelmingly targeted, comprising 88% of all victims of summary executions.
“There are strong indications that the summary executions documented in the report constitute the war crime of wilful killing,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said in a statement.