BRUSSELS, March 14 (Reuters) – More than 2,400 civilians have been killed in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol since Russia invaded the country last month, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday.
Borrell, speaking at a news conference in Skopje, said that more than 2.6 million people have fled Ukraine and the number of refugees could swell to 4-5 million.
Ninety children have been killed and more than 100 wounded in Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24, the Ukrainian general prosecutor’s office said on Monday.
“The highest number of victims are in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kherson, Mykolayiv and Zhytomyr regions,” it said in a statement.
Reuters could not immediately verify the information. Russia denies targeting civilians in what it calls a “special operation” to demilitarise and “deNazify” Ukraine.
A photo distributed by the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry of damage to an apartment building from Russian bombardment in Kharkiv