MARKHALIVKA, Ukraine – A Russian air strike has killed six people, including a child, in the village of Markhalivka near Kyiv, regional police say.
Two adults and two children were wounded in the air strike and rushed to a hospital, the Kyiv regional police also announced.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said earlier in the day that, as of midnight, March 3, there had been 1,006 casualties, including 331 deaths, registered among civilians in Ukraine since Russian started its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
The statement said that the real number of casualties among civilians in Ukraine may be much higher.
Ukrainian authorities said on March 2 that more than 2,000 civilians had been killed by Russian strikes since last week.
Ukraine’s presidential office on March 4 quoted Ukraine’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights and Children’s Rehabilitation Darya Herasymchuk as saying that 28 children had been killed and 64 wounded by Russian attacks on towns and cities across Ukraine.