Ukraine says 352 civilians killed so far in war

Ukraine’s health ministry said 352 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed since the beginning of Russia’s invasion.

It also said 1,684 people, including 116 children, have been wounded.

Meanwhile, the UN’s human rights chief said at least 102 civilians have been killed since Russia launched its invasion, with a further 304 injured, but warns the real figure is feared to be “considerably higher.”

Michelle Bachelet said most of the deaths were a result of the use of “explosive weapons with a wide impact area, including shelling from heavy artillery and multi-launch rocket systems, and air strikes.”

“The real figures are, I fear, considerably higher,” she told the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, which earlier agreed to hold an urgent debate on Ukraine later this week.

Bachelet added that about 422,000 Ukrainians have now fled their homeland, with many more displaced within the country.

Russia has not released any information on casualties among its troops.