Russia Has Caused Nearly 18,000 Confirmed Civilian Casualties in Ukraine: Report
Russian forces have killed at least 6,884 Ukrainian civilians and wounded at least 10,947, according to a Dec. 27, 2022, report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
- The report covers the time from February 24 to December 26.
- The casualties include 429 slain children and 800 injured children.
- Most of the civilian casualties were caused by explosive weapons, including heavy artillery and missiles.
ohchr believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration.
—UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The true figures are also obscured by the fact that Russian forces have not allowed Ukrainians or outsiders to access areas that remain under Moscow’s control.
Kyiv has no access to Russian-occupied territories. For example, Mariupol had huge civilian casualties. And now Russia is destroying such evidence …. It is only at the end of this horrific war that we will know the real scale of losses.
—Orysia Lutsevych, head of the Ukraine Forum at the Chatham House think tank
United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said in November that 40,000 civilians have so far been killed in the war.
The Trumpet said: Editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote on Feb. 25, 2022, about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, stating: “I have been warning for more than two decades that Vladimir Putin would be responsible for violent conquests and that he would set in motion some astonishing and historic events.” Mr. Flurry explained that his warning about Putin’s Russia is founded on his understanding of the Bible:
Ezekiel 38 is an especially important passage about Russia. … This whole chapter contains staggering understanding about the powerful Russian empire and its widely feared “prince.” …
I strongly believe this “chief prince” is Vladimir Putin, and I have explained why many times over the past 20 years. The alarming and sobering scenes coming out of Ukraine today dramatically prove that this understanding is right. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled this very moment in Ukraine!
Learn more: To understand Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the prophetic context, read Mr. Flurry’s free booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’