According to the United Nations, at least 596 civilians have been killed in Russia’s more than two-week offensive. However, the exact figure may be higher according to the global body. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 596 civilians have been killed and at least 1,067 injured since the start of the war in Ukraine. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Sunday that 43 people were killed and 57 children were injured. The office said that most of the civilians were killed due to heavy shelling and missile attack.
Russia launches air strike on military training base in Ukraine
Russia fired a missile at a military training base on Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people. Ukrainian officials made the announcement on Sunday. More than 30 missiles were fired at this huge military training zone, less than 25 kilometers from the border with Poland, NATO members said. It has been used to train Ukrainian troops.
The trainers are from the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. Poland is a transit route for Western military aid to Ukraine. The attack came after Russia threatened to target a consignment of foreign weapons. Lviv Governor Maxim Kozitsky said most of the missiles fired on Sunday had been “shot down because the air defense system worked.” He said 35 people had been killed and 134 wounded in the attack.
About 1,25,000 civilians were evacuated through the safe corridor
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that so far about 125,000 civilians had been evacuated through a safe corridor and that a contingent was moving towards the besieged city of Mariupol with humanitarian aid. “We have so far evacuated about 125,000 people through the humanitarian corridor,” Jelensky said in a video message released on Sunday.