UKRAINE CRISIS

Ukraine reports over 2,000 civilians killed in 7 days of Russian invasion

More than 2,000 Ukrainian civilians have died since the beginning of the invasion launched by Russia on February 24, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS, for its acronym in Ukrainian) denounced on Wednesday.

“During the seven days of the war, Russia has destroyed hundreds of transport infrastructure, homes, hospitals and nurseries. In this time, more than 2,000 Ukrainians have died, not counting our defenders,” the DSNS said on its Facebook page.

In a statement, it highlights that its rescuers have managed to save the lives of more than 150 people, evacuate another 500 and put out more than 400 fires caused by Russian bombing. According to the DSNS, his bomb squad has so far deactivated a total of 416 explosive devices.

In the fulfillment of all these missions, 10 rescuers have died and another 13 have been injured. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior reported that fighting continues today for Mariupol, a city of almost half a million inhabitants in the southeast of the country, bathed by the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov and controlled by the Kiev government.

“The units of the National Guard of Ukraine together with the Armed Forces of Ukraine maintain the defense of the city,” Interior said in a statement posted on its Facebook account.

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