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UN team confirms 94 civilian deaths in Ukraine, tolls could be much higher – SABC News

A UN human rights watchdog team has confirmed 376 civilians injured in Ukraine, including 94 dead, after three days of clashes, a UN report released on Monday.

It said the fighting had “sharp humanitarian consequences” and that casualties could be significantly higher.

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday endorsed Ukraine’s request to hold an urgent debate on Russia’s invasion this week, minutes after Kyiv’svoy told the Geneva Forum that some of the military actions of Moscow “running out with war crimes”.

The 47-member council adopted the proposal with 29 votes in favor (including the United States), with 5 against (including Russia and China), and 13 abstentions after Russian Ambassador Gennady Gatilov called for a vote with lead role.

Ukraine’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Yevheniia Filipenko, said in an opening speech: “Russia, a member of this Council, turned to an unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine. It was not just an attack on Ukraine, it was an attack on every member state of the UN, on the United Nations and on the principles that this organization was created to defend.

Gatilov told the talks that Russia had “launched special operations to stop the tragedy” in the Donbass region of Ukraine, and that Russia’s troops were not firing on civilian targets in Ukraine.

UN team confirms 94 civilian deaths in Ukraine, tolls could be much higher – SABC News

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