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UN: Civilian deaths in Ukraine rise to highest level in almost a year

The number of civilian deaths in Ukraine last month rose sharply to 174, which was the highest level in almost a year, amid a rise in missile and bomb attacks on populated areas around Kharkiv, the office said. UN human rights committee this Friday (7).

The death toll in May represented a 31% increase over April and the highest since June 2023, according to data from the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

Russian forces captured dozens of civilians in the border town of Vovchansk, a Ukrainian official said, with a senior regional police official accusing them of using the prisoners as “human shields.”

Moscow has intensified its offensive in northern Ukraine. In May, the Russians launched their most surprising operation in two years of war, crossing the northern border in new attempts to take Kharkiv, the country’s second most populous city.

*With information from Reuters

Source: CNN Brasil

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