At least 136 dead, including 13 children, in Russian invasion of Ukraine so far


As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, the stories and photos of those killed have started to show the human toll taken by war.  

Since Thursday, at least 136 people in Ukraine, including at least 13 children, have been killed, according to the UN on Tuesday.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Throssell said that another 400 people – including 26 children – have been wounded from the fighting.   

She adds that it’s very likely that those numbers will increase in the days to come, and Ukraine’s own interior minister has reported 352 civilians dead and over 1,600 injured this past Sunday.  

‘These are only the casualties we were able to cross-check, and the real toll is likely to be much higher,’ Throssell told CNN.

Yevgeny Malyshev, a 19-year-old Ukrainian biathlete, was reported dead from a battle in the city of Kharkov

Yevgeny Malyshev, a 19-year-old Ukrainian biathlete, was reported dead from a battle in the city of Kharkov

Marina Kalabina, an anesthesiologist in the Kyiv region, died under the kind of shelling of Russian troops that Throssell mentioned

Marina Kalabina, an anesthesiologist in the Kyiv region, died under the kind of shelling of Russian troops that Throssell mentioned

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the National Space Centre construction site in Moscow on Monday, as his invasion heads into its second week

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the National Space Centre construction site in Moscow on Monday, as his invasion heads into its second week

Throssell blames the use of explosives with wide impact areas and shellings from heavy artillery for much of the death, as well as multiple launch rocket systems and airstrikes.  

Reports are starting to surface identifying some of those killed as the invasion heads into its second week. 

Yevgeny Malyshev, a 19-year-old Ukrainian biathlete, was reported dead from a battle in the city of Kharkov. He reportedly quit the national team two years ago to join the armed forced. 

Marina Kalabina, an anesthesiologist in the Kyiv region, died under the kind of shelling of Russian troops that Throssell mentioned. 

A Ukrainian policeman named Oleg Fedko lost five members of his own family amid Russian movement from Crimea, according to Sky News.

Six-year-old Sofia, the daughter of police officer Oleg Fedko, was killed along with her mother and weeks old brother as they attempted to escape

Six-year-old Sofia, the daughter of police officer Oleg Fedko, was killed along with her mother and weeks old brother as they attempted to escape

Police officer Oleg Fedko's parents Oleg and Anna were also killed in the attack

Police officer Oleg Fedko’s parents Oleg and Anna were also killed in the attack

Israeli DJ Roman Brodsky was killed in a case of mistaken identity at a Ukrainian check point, believing him to be Chechen. His father still blames 'dictator' Putin

Israeli DJ Roman Brodsky was killed in a case of mistaken identity at a Ukrainian check point, believing him to be Chechen. His father still blames ‘dictator’ Putin

Fedko’s family – including a 6-year-old daughter named Sofia, a baby named Ivan, his wife Irina, father Oleg and mother Anna – all were killed. 

The family was trying to escape in a pair of cars when the attacks came on them on the outskirts of Kherson, according to a Ukrainian news outlet.  

Roman Brodsky, an Israeli DJ, was killed by Ukrainian troops in a case of mistaken identity, however, his family still blames Putin, a man they call ‘Dictator.’

Brodsky, a father of two, was attempting to drive to Moldova to escape back to Israel.

His father said: ‘They thought he was Chechen or something’ and opened fire by mistake. 

10-year-old Polina was put on display as one of the youngest victims of the invasion

10-year-old Polina was put on display as one of the youngest victims of the invasion

Medics perform CPR on a girl at the city hospital of Mariupol, who was injured during shelling

Medics perform CPR on a girl at the city hospital of Mariupol, who was injured during shelling

A woman reacts as paramedics perform CPR on a girl who was injured during shelling, at city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The girl did not survive

A woman reacts as paramedics perform CPR on a girl who was injured during shelling, at city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The girl did not survive

Ukrainian volunteers carry a victim out of the City Hall building in Kharkiv

Ukrainian volunteers carry a victim out of the City Hall building in Kharkiv

Medical workers prepare to operate on people injured by shelling in a residential area, at a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward in Mariupol

Medical workers prepare to operate on people injured by shelling in a residential area, at a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward in Mariupol

Among the children dead include a 6-year-old found in her unicorn pajamas with her mother covered in blood. 

A girl around the age of 10 named Polina was shot dead trying to flee with her family, according to iNews, with her younger brother and sister so badly injured they had to be taken to an intensive care.

In Okhtyrka, 7-year-old Alisa Hlans was one of six kindergartners who were killed in an attack on her school last Friday. 

Russia’s escalating attacks on populated urban areas of Ukraine left rubble and wreckage in streets and plazas as the invasion claimed new victims across the country. The central square in Ukraine´s second-biggest city was hit with what was believed to be a missile, leaving the massive area piled high with debris.

Hospitals raced to treat victims of the bombardment even as mothers and children sheltered in their basements. While the fighting in Ukraine raged, the death toll remained unclear.

At the border, anguished families said goodbye as women and children fled while many men returned to fight. More than 675,000 people have escaped to neighboring countries since the Russian invasion began – a number that will only grow, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

Oncology patients hold up sheets of paper with the words "Stop War" at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv

Oncology patients hold up sheets of paper with the words ‘Stop War’ at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children’s hospital in central Kyiv

An oncology patient rests on a coach next to his mother

An oncology patient rests on a coach next to his mother

Ambulance paramedics move a stretcher with a man injured by the shelling in a residential area

Ambulance paramedics move a stretcher with a man injured by the shelling in a residential area

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