Almost 10,000 civilians killed in Ukraine due to Russian aggression - National Police
9,700 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and nearly 7,000 civilians have gone missing as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian law enforcement officials
Maxim Tsutskiridze, First Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, 18,000 children are among the victims, and 522 were killed.
"According to our proceedings, 14,000 Ukrainian children were deported to Russia and Belarus by Russia," Tsutskiridze said.
He stressed that these are only known data from the territories controlled by the government of Ukraine.
"I am even afraid to imagine what is happening in occupation. We don't know the whole truth, we will need to collect testimonies and evidence bit by bit in the future. Houses in Mariupol were simply levelled to the ground by the enemy, and it is not known whether people were still living there. Ukrainians were killed not only by shells, but also by smoke and suffocation," said the first deputy head of the National Police.
Confirmed losses of property and housing in Ukraine now amount to more than UAH 40 billion, he noted.
"And I'm talking only about those cases that are being investigated by the police and for which there are already economic calculations," Tsutskiridze summed up.
- The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission has recorded 90 cases of civilian deaths in Ukraine since the start of the wave of Russian attacks on 29 December 2023 and 3 January.