CNN reported that there was an increase of 42 deaths on Wednesday compared to the previous update on Monday.
The United Nations said that 908 civilians were injured in Russia’s military operations in Ukraine.
“The majority of civilian casualties were caused by the use of explosive weapons with a wide area of effect, including heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems and missiles and air strikes,” a statement said.
Actual figures are “significantly higher, especially in government-controlled territory, and especially in recent times, as there has been a delay in receiving information from some places where intense hostilities are going on and many reports are still pending,” added this.
First published:9 March 2022, 10:01 pm